As our world becomes ever more dependent on information and communication technologies, it is also increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime, including identity theft, financial fraud, cyber attacks and the misuse of social networks.
Alexander Seger describes the current challenges faced by the international community in getting to grips with cybercrime, as well as the contribution made by the Council of Europe and its Budapest Convention.
Alexander SEGER, Head of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe describes how the new Protocol to the Budapest Convention will enhance international cooperation and access to evidence in the cloud as well as what are the expectations for the next Protocol.
Judith HESTER, Referentin in der sektion IV, Federal Ministry of Justice Austria explains why the New Protocol to the Budapest Convention is important.
A look at what the Council of Europe is doing to support the international community's efforts to tackle cybercrime and the relevant Council of Europe standards that are being applied.
The Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY/+) has extended its reach to more countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Latin American-Caribbean region. Results and ways forward are shared by participants, experts and partners of the initiative.
Jacqueline PALUMBO, General Counsel and Director Mutual Legal Assistance and Cyber Unit, Canada, describes the challenges to negotiation of the Protocol at the global level and explains how to reconcile different legal systems of States Parties to the Convention.