Details of Treaty No.180

Convention on Information and Legal Co-operation concerning "Information Society Services"
Title Convention on Information and Legal Co-operation concerning "Information Society Services"
Reference CETS No.180
Opening of the treaty Moscow, 04/10/2001  - Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States
Entry into Force  - Ratification by five signatories, of which at least one is not a member State of the European Economic Area.
Summary

The aim of this Convention, which was prepared in close cooperation with the European Commission, is to set up a legal information and co-operation system in the area of new communication services, extending the application of Directive 98/48/EC beyond the borders of the European Union. It will enable the Council of Europe to act as a clearing-house for draft legislation in the field of "Information Society Services", in order to provide a harmonised approach to the regulation of on-line services at the pan-European level.

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