Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 212673 on Cybercrime: Ministerial Responsibility, what information his Department holds on discussions held by Ministers with their counterparts in the EU on (a) continued cyber relationships and (b) participation in the Cooperation Group in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

As a result of negotiations between the UK and the EU, the Political Declaration includes a commitment to promote security and stability in cyberspace through increased international cooperation, including participating in certain activities of the Cooperation Group. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, shared threats to cyber security will remain. The absence of a formal arrangement does therefore not affect our continued commitment to work with our European partners to safeguard our collective security.

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