European Commission officials said Tuesday they are looking to begin a “dialogue” with Internet service providers to develop a “common approach” to battling cybercrimes, Bloomberg reported.
The goal, officials said, will be to make it easier for law enforcement officials to serve subpoenas for electronic information across national borders.
According to the report, varying international rules about privacy and data disclosure currently hamper investigations.
European Union governments will take up the issue in March the report said.
The discussions appear to be a follow up measure to the commission’s 2013 opening of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which aims to curb online crime by pooling resources and information and promoting EU-wide solutions.
The Centre was founded as a part of the European Police Office, also known as Europol. It focuses on “illegal online activities carried out by organized crime groups, particularly those generating large criminal profits, such as online fraud involving credit cards and bank credentials.”
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