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MEPs propose agency for internet security

The Science and Technology Options Assessment office of the European Parliament has recommended that the EU should create an independent body to oversee online encryption standards.

In a report published on 16 April, STOA outlines a number of security solutions to help protect citizens from mass surveillance activities. By setting up an independent institute to oversee internet certification, STOA suggests the EU could reduce the risks of internet browsing. 

The report also recommends better regulation of ICT technologies including cloud computing and social media, as well as stronger legal limits on companies that export personal data.  

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