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Council of Europe’s Convention(al) Series
An interactive discussion about the
Council of Europe’s 2001Convention on Cybercrime
at its 10th anniversary.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
11.00 – 13.00h
Conference Room VPalais de Nations, Geneva
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, director of Diplo Foundation, Internet Governance specialist
Dr. Eduardo Gelbstein, former director of the UN International Computing Centre
Dr. Petru Dumitriu, Permanent Observer of the Council of Europe
What are the main challenges of cybersecurity?
How can the right balance between security and human rights be achieved?
What can be learned from the last 10 years of the Cybercrime Convention?
Is the Cybercrime Convention a solution for global cyber problems?
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About Convention on Cybercrime
Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe and by non-member States which have participated in its elaboration, in Budapest, on 23 November 2001.
Entry into force : 1 July 2004.
The Convention is the first international treaty on crimes committed via the Internet and other computer networks, dealing particularly with infringements of copyright, computer-related fraud, child pornography and violations of network security. It also contains a series of powers and procedures such as the search of computer networks and interception.
Its main objective, set out in the preamble, is to pursue a common criminal policy aimed at the protection of society against cybercrime, especially by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.
The Convention is the product of four years of work by Council of Europe experts, but also by the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries which are not members of the Organisation. It has been supplemented by an Additional Protocol making any publication of racist and xenophobic propaganda via computer networks a criminal offence.
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