Global State of Cybercrime Legislation
Cybercrime is a global phenomenon that requires global solutions. By the end of February this year, 106 (or 55%) members of the United Nations had domestic legislation in place to criminalise offences against and by means of computers broadly in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
Good progress was noted, however further capacity building is required to ensure the application of legislation by criminal justice practitioners.
The webinar aims to provide an overview of the state of cybercrime legislation around the world, illustrated by examples of reforms currently underway.
It is deemed particularly useful for officials from national authorities (ministries, judiciary, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, law reform advisers) involved in the drafting, implementation and application of legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence and relevant national policies.
Participants will know more on:
- the progress made worldwide in recent years towards legislation on cybercrime and e-evidence consistent with international standards;
- why such legislation is particularly important to prosecute cyber criminals that exploit the COVID-19 crisis;
- how to go about such reforms in their country and the type of support they can expect from the Council of Europe.
- Council of Europe, The global state of cybercrime legislation 2013-2020
- Council of Europe, The Budapest Convention
- Council of Europe, Cybercrime and COVID-19