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Published: November 2001

Convention on Cybercrime

ETS No 185; Budapest

Council of Europe
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The 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.

Title 3 refers in particular to criminal offenses relating to child pornography, etc. associated actions are named and defined.


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