Topics discussed included Eurojusts mission, objectives, core tasks and work in the field of cybercrime; challenges, obstacles and constraints in international cooperation; capacity building projects of the Council of Europe; the implementation of the Budapest Convention and the role of the Cybercrime Convention
Committee; cooperation with the private sector; case examples and practical experience; and the way forward.
6) The Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention
(Convention), instituted in an attempt to unite the international community, requires that participating countries establish criminal laws prohibiting certain Internet activities.
Lack of clear definitions: A number of definitions in the Draft Law are unclear, notably the definition of 'content data', which partially reproduces the definition of 'computer data' as stipulated in the Cybercrime Convention
232) The Cybercrime Convention
came into effect in the United States on 1 January 2007.
The United States is a global leader in addressing transnational cybercrime and cyber-security threats through its support for the Budapest Cybercrime Convention
, promotion of national CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Teams) and capacity building for the developing world to address these concerns.
Brown and Sommer want more governments to ratify the CyberCrime Convention
, which promotes international law enforcement cooperation against computer crimes.
Coming as I do from the non-governmental sector, I share the criticisms that have been made of quite a few of these standards, such as the Cybercrime Convention
and the Convention on Access to Official Documents: that they contain too many compromises, and fall short of the highest desirable standards.
The intent of the Cybercrime Convention
was to set up a basic
In November 2001 South Africa signed the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention
Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention
of 2001--a signed agreement by over 43 countries but ratified by only six countries in July 2004).
The Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention
was signed by over thirty countries, including the United States, in 2001.
Unfortunately, the Cybercrime Convention
does not provide good