Industry: 'Do not use cyber threat as trade barrier'
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 10/06/2012 15:07
Governments could be using cyber attacks as a proxy to introduce trade protection measures, industry sources warned EurActiv, as the EU prepares to set up a new anti-cybercrime centre in the Hague.
John Suffolk, the global cyber security officer at Huawei, told EurActiv: "There is a danger that cyber could be used as a proxy for a trade barrier. I think every one of us should be very cautious that that accelerates. It's a view I gave in government and in the private sector and it's my private view, but I think it's a dangerous road."