The Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate is responsible for the Council of Europe's work on the media, information society and for action against crime. The Directorate's activities comprise standard setting, monitoring and cooperation activities on a wide variety of issues, including freedom of expression, data protection, internet governance, cybercrime, criminal law, fighting economic crime, corruption and money laundering as well as action against drug trafficking and drug abuse. It also promotes transparency and understanding of the functioning of audiovisual industries in Europe from a legal and economic point of view.

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We provide standard-setting, monitoring and co-operation activities on media, Internet governance as well as on action against crime.

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Directorate General I
Human Rights and Rule of Law

Agora Building
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex