Proposal for Spring Congress

Proposal 304

LYMEC Spring Congress, April 05.-07., 2019 in Brussels

Author: JOVD – Anouk van Brug

Status: [  ] accepted [  ] rejected [  ] transferred to: ___________________________

The Spring Congress may decide:

1The future isn't near, it is here: a common approach to

3Noting that:

4·         the amount of personal and sensitive data in cyberspace is extensive and keeps increasing

5at an exponential rate

6·         a lot of this data is stored in governmental systems, or centralised in private data centres

7·         the capabilities of cybercriminals are growing

8·         nation states and closely allied actors are also actively trying to acquire this data


10Considering that:

11·         this data is to be private and protected, as stipulated in the GDPR

12·         European citizens need to be assured their data is secure

13·         the European Council has acknowledged these threats in their meeting in October 2018

14·         most governments do not have sufficient cyber capabilities ensure the security of their


16·         governments often have to hire private enterprise to fix cybersecurity issues

17·         the importance of data security and cybersecurity is no less than that of defending the

18physical territories of member states

19LYMEC calls

20upon the European Union to increase the cybersecurity capabilities of the Union and its member

21states, in order to keep the private data of European citizens safe.

Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019.