Electronic Commerce in the European Union: 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. Cybercrime can affect telecommunication service providers, banks, individuals and law enforcement authorities. The European Union (EU) has launched several initiatives against cybercrime.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What does Cybercrime Mean?
What is the Role of the EU Forum on Cybercrime?
What are some of the Issues Discussed on the Forum?
What is the Convention on Cybercrime?
Has the Convention been Ratified?

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