EU develops cybersanctions

The EU Council has agreed to develop a framework for a joint EU diplomatic response to malicious cyber activities, which will if necessary include new sanctions measures under the CFSP.  The EU’s agreement is a response to what it says is “the increased ability and willingness of state and non-state actors to pursue their objectives through malicious cyber activities”, and it said that states “should not knowingly allow their territory to be used for internationally wrongful acts using Information and Communication Technologies”. The Council’s press release is here.