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March 2017


This scientific opinion provides guidance on how to enhance cybersecurity in the context of the European Digital Single Market.

The internet has revolutionised our social and economic lives. However online transactions and our trust in them are threatened by cybercrime. Cybersecurity protects us and our data from these threats.

Scientific advice

Delivery date

24 March 2017

Supports UN sustainable development goals

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors responds to the request for advice from the European Commission.

Their policy recommendations are based on the best available scientific evidence.

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Bibliographic information
Cite as
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, (2017). Cybersecurity in the European digital single market, Publications Office.


29 September 2017
High Level Group Opinion used in next steps for Cybersecurity in the EU
The High Level Group Scientific Opinion on Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market has been recognised as one of the main inputs for the Commission’s next steps.
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