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Draft Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime

While welcoming the success that the Convention on Cybercrime is enjoying world-wide, with 66 ratifications, the Assembly stressed that since the adoption of the Convention in 2001, the exploitation of information technology for criminal purposes had strongly increased.

Adopting an opinion today on the Draft Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence – based on the report by Kamal Jafarov (Azerbaijan, EPP/CD) – the Assembly considers that this Second Additional Protocol in principle strikes a reasonable balance.

Having considered numerous proposals by different stakeholders, it suggested nevertheless improvements to further strengthen the protection of human rights, in particular the right to privacy.