On 28th March, the Commission proposed to create a European Cybercrime Centre to help protect European citizens and businesses against cyber-threats by organised crime networks.
May 2012. The missions of the Centre will include to work on preventing cybercrimes affecting e-banking and online booking activities, the protection of social network profiles from e-crime infiltration, the help to fight against online identity theft and will focus on cybercrimes which cause serious harm to their victims, such as online child sexual exploitation and cyber-attacks affecting critical infrastructure and information systems in the Union.
A review of Europol mandate will be necessary. The Centre will be incorporated within the European Police Office, Europol, in The Hague.