24/7 Points of contact

24/7 contactsAn important provision of the Convention on Cybercrime is Article 35, that is, the creation of points of contact available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to facilitate international cooperation. Parties to the Convention are thus to establish such 24/7 contact points. This Article is very much based on the experience of the G8 which established a network of such contact points already in 1997 and which currently comprises some 48 members. A number of these are States are Party to the Convention. 

24/7 Points of Contact Extracts from the Convention on Cybercrime

G8 Communique 1997

Recommendations for tracing network communications

Best practices for network security

Best practicies for law enforcement interaction with victim-companies

G8 principles for protecting critical information infrastructure

G8 principles on the availability of public data essential to protecting public safety

G8 principles on transborder access to stored computer data

G8 data preservation checklists