Countries around the world keep making progress in the strengthening of their criminal laws on cybercrime. This has been confirmed by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) in an updated cursory overview of the “Global State of Cybercrime Legislation” reflecting the situation as at 31 January 2022.
Today, 128 UN Member States (66%) are considered to have criminalized offences against and by means of computers largely in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This represents a considerable increase in the two years since the last survey, in particular in the African region, and recently also in the Pacific.
An increase is also noted with respect to procedural powers to secure electronic evidence: 93 States (48%) now have provisions in place corresponding to Articles 16 to 21 of the Budapest Convention.
And 80 States are either Parties to the Convention on Cybercrime or have signed it or been invited to accede.
Consult the Global State of Cybercrime Legislation 2013-2022: A Cursory Overview (version 02 February 2022)