Committee work

EuroISPA’s Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Committee enables its members to exchange knowledge about current security challenges and national good practice models. The Committee also works with the European institutions and international organisations to ensure a harmonised framework for digital security in Europe. Our members’ technical expertise and experience can guide policy that protects key network infrastructure and citizens fundamental rights, improving the cooperation between governments and industry and allowing the Internet industry to thrive as an economic enabler.

Key ongoing dossiers

  • Cross-border access to electronic evidence (E-Evidence Package, Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, etc.)
  • Data Retention
  • Revision of the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS 2 Directive)
  • Europol Regulation

Committee Chairs

The Chairs of the above-mentioned Committees are as follows:

  • Cybercrime & Cybersecurity – Chair: Andreas Gruber (ISPA Austria)
  • Data Protection & Privacy – Chair: Oliver Süme (eco)
  • Innovation & Growth – Chair: Asko Metsola (FiCOM)
  • Intermediary liability – Chair: Andrea Monti (AIIP)
  • International Affairs – Chair: Malcolm Hutty (LINX)
  • Markets & Services – Chair: Michel Combot (FFTélecom)
  • Safer Internet – Chair: Alex de Joode (AMS-IX)

“Two years after the entry into application of the GDPR, EuroISPA continues to closely monitor its implementation at the national level. In 2021, the association will continue to constructively engage with policymakers on the proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation, while also providing input on other issues such as the international transfers of data.”

“In the next year, EuroISPA’s Cybersecurity Committee will keep actively engaging in policy discussions on how to improve cross-border cooperation between law enforcement authorities and service providers while maintaining legal safeguards and fundamental rights, as well as on how to enhance overall digital security in the EU. Our Committee will therefor focus on issues such as the E-Evidence Regulation, the revised NIS Directive, data retention or encryption, and will aim to remain as a main interlocutor in shaping these crucial topics for EU citizens and businesses.”