Governments urged to do more to combat cybercrime

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 23, 2004

The Council of Europe's 2001 Cybercrime Convention has been signed by 30 countries, but is only law in eight of these.

The message at a conference organized by the Council of Europe last month was that governments must do more to deal with Internet criminals. The Council of Europe's 2001 Cybercrime Convention, which aims to speed up international cooperation in investigations and extraditions, has been signed by representatives of 30 countries, but is now law in only eight of those countries. Driving home the point that international cooperation is essential for prosecuting cybercrime, Ulrich Sieber, head of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, said: "Effective prosecution with [only] national remedies is all but impossible in a global space."

Posted on 23 September 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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