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Initiative on cybersecurity floated

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The European Commission is considering setting up a public-private partnership to address digital and online security under Horizon 2020.

On 18 December, the Commission launched a consultation asking for input on whether a cybersecurity initiative would be a good idea—and if so, what it should look like.

The Commission’s idea is to set up a contractual public-private partnership that would support and fund R&D in line with a separately-developed research strategy for cybersecurity, according to a roadmap published alongside the consultation.

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