European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx believes the European Commission should better define cybercrime “to prevent personal data from being processed in cases where it cannot be legally justified,” Out-Law.com reports. The commission’s proposed cybersecurity strategy states the term “commonly refers to a broad range of different criminal activities where computers and information systems are involved either as a primary tool or as a primary target.” Hustinx said, “A clear definition of the terms 'cyber-resilience', 'cybercrime' and 'cyberdefence' is particularly important since these terms are used as a justification for certain special measures which could cause interference with fundamental rights, including the rights to privacy and data protection.” Meanwhile, reports highlight the potential for cyber insurance to become a lucrative field.
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