Brussels, 15 October 2019
More than 400 experts from law enforcement, the private sector, and academia have gathered this week at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what is one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on cybercrime.
The sixth edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), organised from 9 to 11 October in Bucharest at the Palace of the Parliament, the heaviest building and the second-largest building in the world, has concluded. Team Romania – followed by Italy and Austria – has proven successful in completing the most advanced and complex cybersecurity challenges and is thereby the proud winner of ECSC2019.
The table represents information available to the European Commission regarding the state of play on award processes for the 5G pioneer bands identified by the RSPG. Sources include the 5G Observatory, the RSPG awards calendar and information provided by RSPG members themselves. The information relates the situation as at September 2019.
The table was presented at the 50th Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Meeting of 9 October 2019.
Update: a press release from the session is now available.
On 8 October, the Chair will provide information on the LIBE Hearing, the Meetings with Commissioners-designate, the European Commission evaluation of the GDPR, ECJ Judgements and the Status of ePrivacy negotiations. The meeting will then discuss the current focus of the EDPB, including the 3rd Annual Review of Privacy Shield, the Guidelines on the lawful basis for processing under Art. 6.1 (b) GDPR in the context of the provision of online services to consumers, the Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on Equinix BCRs, the Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on UK accreditation requirements for code of conduct monitoring bodies and the new ISO standard relating to data protection.
On 9 October, there will be an exchange of view on data protection and competition. Items for discussion and/or adoption include the Response letter to Sophie in’t Veld on PNR and the Letter to the Council Working Party on Sports Anti-Doping Code.
Europol’s 2019 cybercrime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments.
Cybercrime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in cybercrime, both from a crime and an investigate perspective.