Sub-Committee F (Home Affairs) of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union is conducting an inquiry into EU policy on protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks.
That opening sentence is, in my mind, a great example of beaurocracy in action. I will say however that actually this is a good subject for their venerable Lordships to be considering.
The European Union is very much concerened about “Protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks and disruptions: enhancing preparedness, security and resilience” and in March 09 issued a 400 page Communication on this subject. I’m not about to read the 400 pages but an international approach to cyber security makes sense.
In fact we really need a global approach to many interent related issues: child abuse, fraud, online copyright to name but a few. The House of Lords inquiry is in the “Call for Evidence” phase which lasts until 13th November.
The original doc is here > Cyberattacks call for evidence 16 10 09.