European Cybercrime Centre
|European Cybercrime Centre|
|Formation||11 January 2013 (commenced)|
|Location||The Hague, Netherlands|
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3 or EC³) is an organization of the European Union attached to Europol in The Hague. The purpose of the centre is to coordinate cross-border law enforcement activities against cybercrime and act as a centre of technological expertise. It will start with five experts, expanding to a staff of 40 in 2013, but is not expected to be fully functional till 2015. It was officially opened on 11 January 2013. It is tasked with assisting member states in their efforts to dismantle and disrupt cyber crime networks and will also develop tools and provide training.
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