Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime

The security of computer and communication systems and their protection against cybercrime is of essential importance. Businesses, administrations and society depend to a high degree on the efficiency and security of modern information technology. Given the borderless aspects of cybercrime, cross-border cooperation is indispensable, which is the main motivation for the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

In What Context was the Convention on Cybercrime Adopted?
What are the Main Provisions of the Convention?
What is the Current Status of the Convention?
Did the U.S. Pass New Legislation in Order to Ratify the Convention?
What hasn’t the Convention been Ratified by all its Signatories?

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