Mauritius About To Sign The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

According to the Minister of Information Technology and Communication (ICT ) Tassarajen Chedumbrum Pillay, the government of Mauritius will sign the agreement in about two weeks. This convention is the first international treaty that focuses on computer crimes and internet crimes by harmonizing certain national laws, in the view of improving investigative techniques and increase cooperation between different countries. It was written by the Council of Europe with the active participation of observers of the Canada, Japan and China. .
The ICT minister said: "The ' Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act' rises in the Budapest Convention. But there was a gap because Mauritius had not signed the agreement. By signing, we will be informed of all developments in the context of cyber security . [ ... ] We are finalizing negotiations under the signature of the Budapest Convention , "
On Monday during a seminar on cyber security organised by Symantec, the regional management noted that the government has an e-services strategy and this is an opportunity for partnership.
Antonio Forzieri Cyber Security Practice Lead at Symantec said: "Hackers are very active on the internet and they earn a lot of money doing multiple types of attacks. These attacks are becoming increasingly aggressive and sophisticated. It is these types of attacks we advise our clients both in the private sector or government . We also provide defensive technologies , "

What is the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime?
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.
Detailed explanation about the Treaty is available on the official Council of Europe Website: [Click Here!]
Download a copy of the Treaty:[Click Here!]


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