Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Fight Against Cybercrime" - - A Workshop on Tackling Cybercrime Both Nationally And Internationally Has Opened in Baku, Azerbaijan

The workshop on the "Fight Against Cybercrime" is organized by the Technical Assistance Information Exchange, an arm of the EU's Enlargement directorate.

Elmir Velizade, deputy minister for communications and information technology of Azerbaijan, said that the main goal of the seminar is to strengthen cooperation against cybercrime at the national and international levels.

“The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime has already come into force in Azerbaijan," Velizade said. "This workshop will help us take the next moves in mapping out action on the convention. Representatives of government agencies involved in applying the convention have been invited to the workshop. We think that the two days of debates will cover organizational, legislative and technical issues, and international contacts. Advanced experience on these issues will be presented at the workshop. The event will be interesting for both the European and Azerbaijani sides and will help develop further partnership in future.”

The workshop will discuss European legislation on cybercrime, including the 2001 Convention on Cybercrime, the Framework Decision on Attacks Against Information Systems, the Decision on the Fight against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography and other measures to combat crime on the net. The workshop will also look at effective cooperation with Internet providers and Internet communities in tackling cybercrime.

The workshop is taking place on the recommendation of the Council of Europe. It is being attended by experts of the Academy of European Law and will last until 25 November.

Azerbaijan acceded to the Convention on Cybercrime in 2008, and the Milli Majlis ratified it this September.

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