11-12 June 2007, Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg, France
Societies worldwide rely on information and communication
technologies. However, the increasing dependency on such technologies is
accompanied by a growing vulnerability to criminal intrusion and misuse.
In response to these challenges the Council of Europe adopted the
Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185) in 2001 and the Protocol on the
Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed
through Computer Systems (ETS 189) in 2003.
The aims of the Conference were :
to promote the use
of the Cybercrime Convention and its Protocol as a guideline for the
development of national legislation and practices
to encourage wide
and rapid ratification and accession to these treaties and their
cooperation among different initiatives by enabling stakeholders to make
better use of existing opportunities and to explore new ones.
The following issues were on the agenda:
of new cybercrime threats
The effectiveness of
other organisations and stakeholders
cooperation and the functioning of 24/7 points of contact.
Some 140 representatives from 55 countries, international
organisation as well as the private sector participated.
At the closure of the Conference a Summary of the discussions and presentations was
discussed and adopted by participants.
Department of Technical Cooperation, Directorate General of Human Rights
and Legal Affairs,
Council of Europe, 67075 Strasbourg CEDEX, France
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