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9/13/2010
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Gadi Evron
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State Of Cybercrime Legislation Around The World

The main problem with international law enforcement on cybercrime is that even with efforts by the FBI and others, international communication between different agencies around the world is extremely slow.

The main problem with international law enforcement on cybercrime is that even with efforts by the FBI and others, international communication between different agencies around the world is extremely slow.And even if you managed to communicate with someone, that person cared to help you, and he was technically capable, and if the help you needed (such as data from an ISP) still existed (or existed to begin with), it will still take you months to send a request out through Interpol at best -- although it is trying to do better.

But even if this all works out, does the country you want help from even have the correct or comparable legislation to make the act illegal to begin with?

The Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union/Commission) has worked tirelessly for several years to get different countries to adopt its version of a computer crime law. It may not be the most important aspect of dealing with cybercrime, but it is certainly one of the big ones.

More importantly, The Council of Europe has been doing it constantly and without fail. For that, it deserves a lot of credit. It recently released a list with a couple dozen countries and the state of their cybercrime legislation. It is very interesting;d I thank them for the work and cheer them on to keep it up in the future as well.

You can find the list of country profiles here: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/economiccrime/cybercrime/documents/countryprofiles/

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Gadi Evron is an independent security strategist based in Israel. Special to Dark Reading. Gadi is CEO and founder of Cymmetria, a cyber deception startup and chairman of the Israeli CERT. Previously, he was vice president of cybersecurity strategy for Kaspersky Lab and led PwC's Cyber Security Center of Excellence, located in Israel. He is widely recognized for ... View Full Bio

 

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