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Nigeria acceded to the Council of Europe Convention on cybercrime

Strasbourg 06/07/2022
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On 6 July 2022, Nigeria acceded to the Council of Europe Convention on cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

The Council or Europe’s Convention on cybercrime, known as the Budapest Convention, is the first international treaty on crimes committed via the Internet and other computer networks, dealing particularly with infringements of copyright, computer-related fraud, child pornography and violations of network security. It also contains a series of powers and procedures such as the search of computer networks and interception.

Its main objective, set out in the preamble, is to pursue a common criminal policy aimed at the protection of society against cybercrime, especially by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.

The Convention will enter into force for Nigeria on 1 November 2022.

 

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