Details of Treaty No.185

Convention on Cybercrime
Title Convention on Cybercrime
Reference CETS No.185
Opening of the treaty Budapest, 23/11/2001  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and for accession by other non-member States
Entry into Force 01/07/2004  - 5 Ratifications including at least 3 member States of the Council of Europe

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.

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