High-Level Conference on the Challenge of Cybercrime
15 - 17 September 2004 - High-Level Conference on the Challenge of Cybercrime
Directorate General I – Legal Affairs
Theme File ''Cybercrime''
Opened for signature on 23 Novembre 2001, the Convention on Cybercrime was signed by 30 States and ratified by 8 member States. It entered into force in July 2004

Full text of the Convention
Text of the additional Protocol
For the press
Working documents
Provisional list of participants
Programme (Pdf)
2004 Report on Organized Crime and Cybercrime (Pdf)
  Photo Gallery
Combating organised crime - Best practice surveys of the Council of Europe (2004)

Anti-corruption services - Good practice in Europe (2004)

Council of Europe Cybercrime Conference calls for global response to global threat. World-wide action against cybercrime was the aim of a Council of Europe conference, to be held in Strasbourg from 15 to 17 September 2004.

Politicians and experts from government, the private sector and the police joined forces to discuss the issues from every angle: including cyber terrorism, fraud, child pornography sites, data protection and copyright.

The conference aims to promote the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention – the first international text to tackle this new form of crime. The organisers hope to encourage European and non-European states to sign and ratify the text. At present eight countries have ratified and 30 have signed: the convention came into force in July 2004.

Surveys prepared for the conference show that cybercrime is the fastest growing type of crime world-wide, with criminals adapting their methods to modern society, and creating networks that are harder for the police to crack.

''We need to give more publicity to the dangers of cybercrime,” stressed Secretary General Terry Davis at the opening of the high-level round table that closes the conference on cybercrime. (more...)
Summary of the Round table

Security companies call for ratification of Cybercrime Convention (more...)

Henrik Kaspersen : ''The Cybercrime Convention is exerting a great influence..."
Contribution (Pdf)

Isabelle de Schrijver : "Young people need to be taught about the dangers of the Internet..."

Prof. Ulrich Sieber: "... Cybercrime, it involves global threats, which demand global responses"