The EU takes “cybercrime” very seriously. A three-day “High Tech Crime Experts Meeting” took place at EUROPOL HQ in the Hague (Netherlands) on 04 December 2009. “Subjects like cross-border operational info-exchange, cyber-crime case studies, new techniques in perpetrating digital attacks, new concepts in digital forensic analysis methods, future criminal trends, and training for law enforcement were all discussed during the event”.

The first day dealt with “strategic issues” and the establishment of the “‘European Cyber-Crime Platform” and EUROPOL’s efforts to tackle “criminal groups operating on the internet”. Day two concentrated on “the malicious use of internet technologies by criminal organisations and the action to be taken by EU law enforcement to tackle this phenomenon”. On the third day topics included the heinous crime of “illegal file sharing on the Internet”.