[ISN] Web to have 'terror watch' team

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Fri Mar 18 2005 - 23:18:18 PST


18 March, 2005

Five European governments are setting up a hi-tech team to monitor how
terrorists and criminals use the net.

The group will make recommendations on shutting down websites that
break terrorism laws.

The plans for the initiative came out of a meeting of the G5 interior
ministers in Spain that discussed ways to tackle these threats.

The five countries also agreed to make it easier to swap data about
terror suspects and thefts of explosives.

The interior ministers of Spain, Britain, France, Germany and Italy -
the G5 - met in Granada this week for an anti-terrorism summit.

Easy sharing

To combat terrorism the ministers agreed to make it easier for police
forces in their respective states to share data about suspects
connected to international terror groups.

Information shared could also involve intelligence about money
laundering, the forgery of identity papers, stolen cars, DNA data,
missing persons and unidentified corpses.

Part of this anti-terror work will involve the creation of the
technical team that will keep an eye on how organised crime groups and
terrorists make of the web.

Many criminals have moved many well-known crimes to the web because
the returns are so good and the chance of being detected is still
relatively low.

The group is also likely to make recommendations on shutting down
websites that contravene laws on inciting acts of terror.

Although the meeting of the G5 is informal and any decisions they make
are not binding, the summits do tend to set the tone for future policy

Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2005 -

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