Founded in February 2004 as the European ATM Security Team (EAST), on 8th June 2017 EAST changed its name to become the European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST) to reflect significant changes in the payments landscape. The EAST remit now covers both Terminal Security and Payment Security.
EAST is a ‘non-profit’ organisation whose members are committed to gathering information from, and disseminating EAST outputs to the industry and law enforcement within their countries/regions.
EAST has set up an international network in order to help improve public/private sector cross-border cooperation in the fight against organized cross-border crime.
EAST National Members represent countries within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), as well as others by special arrangement, and active links are maintained with both Europol and Eurojust. For the purposes of sharing information and crime statistics, EAST maintains connections with organisations outside of SEPA.
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