European Cybercrime Centre

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European Cybercrime Centre
Coat of arms of the European Cybercrime Centre.svg
Formation 11 January 2013 (commenced)
Troels Ørting Jørgensen

The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3 or EC³) is the body of the Police Office (Europol) of the European Union (EU), headquartered in The Hague, that coordinates cross-border law enforcement activities against computer crime and acts as a centre of technical expertise on the matter.[1][2] It began with five experts, expanding to a staff of 40 in 2013, but is not expected to be fully functional until 2015.[3] It was officially opened on 11 January 2013. It is tasked with assisting member states in their efforts to dismantle and disrupt cyber crime networks and will also develop tools and provide training.[4]

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  1. ^ "European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) opens on 11 January" (Press release). European Commission. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  2. ^ "EC³, a European response to cybercrime [speech by Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs]" (Press release). European Commission. 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  3. ^ "EU cybercrime centre launched by Commissioner Malmström (with video of speech)". BBC. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  4. ^ Ashford, Warwick (11 January 2013). "European Cybercrime Centre opens in The Hague". Computer Weekly. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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