Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve a plan bolstering cybersecurity oversight in the region by extending and strengthening the mandate of the European Network and Information Security Agency. The EU's cybersecurity watchdog, which was scheduled to dissolve in 2013, was recommissioned through 2020 and instructed to set up a new arm -- the European Union Computer Emergency Response Team -- to prevent cyber-attacks against EU institutions and businesses and help member states deal with the fallout when breaches do occur.

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