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The CIGF has specifically asked if the Diplo Security and Cybercrime discussion groups would comment on their initiative. Please review this, and the two files I will paste below. This is a chance for you to have input to ongoing Security and Cybercrime global policy. Please let us know what you think! Will it work? Is it missing something? Does it address the issues that are important to you and your country? - Ginger
The CIGF is proposing a Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative for CHOGM endorsement in October 2011. The initiative is based upon the premise that a holistic global approach to combat Cybercrime is required in order to harmonise legal frameworks and avoid ‘gaps’ or ‘safe havens’ for cybercriminals to operate in.
The Initiative aims to address the urgent need to assist developing countries in the Commonwealth and beyond, to build their institutional capacities especially with respect to policy, legislation and regulation thus, making their jurisdictions more secure by denying safe havens to cyber criminals, and enabling them to become effective partners in the globally coordinated effort to combat cybercrime.
The Commonwealth Model Law on Computer and Computer Related Crime provides a foundation and an ‘off-the-shelf’ tool through which to leverage the unique advantage of the Commonwealth’s shared legal traditions for the adoption and implementation of harmonised legal regimes, thereby enabling international cooperation between our nations and the global community for effectively combating cyber crime. The Model Law and the Commonwealth thus, provide an amenable platform from which to transition countries towards updating and harmonising their legal regimes along the lines of the Convention to bring them closer towards and in time preparing them for the adoption of and accession to the Convention on Cybercrime.
The Initiative thus, aims to assist developing countries to build their institutional and legislative capacity in fighting cybercrime through the sharing of expertise and best practice from existent resources and treaties through:
Started by Eleanor Adwoa Forbea Afful. Last reply by christine agbenaza Sep 23, 2011.
Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Virginia (Ginger) Paque Aug 26, 2011.
Started by Ricardo Patara. Last reply by Eleanor Adwoa Forbea Afful Jul 27, 2011.
The Cybercrime Initiative is going to be discussed in Nairobi, during the CIGF workshop taking place on DAY 3 at 11:00 am. Please pencil this time in and participate in the dicussion in person or via a remote hub. We encourage a the broadest participation as possible of this. Many thanks for all your support so far Best
Mwende, thanks for posting the link to your study on CSIRTs/CERTs. It's a great study, both for professionals who are already involved in CSIRTs, and for those planning to develop and implement one. I'm sure the tech experts in our community will find it useful!
Thanks to the Commonwealth initiative to fight cybercrime on a harmonized legal, policy, regulatory platform among member states for international co-operation. I would like to know whether the Commonwealth proposal in the document could be approve as international standards to be implemented by developing countries. If so, to what extent is the involvement of developing countries in this proposal for easy implementation across borders with regards to cyberspace taken into consideration the shared domestic legal traditions? The page 13 of the document,last paragraph the word 'enforcement' need to be edited
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