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Date sent:      	Mon, 15 May 2000 18:15:08 -0400
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: G8 nations bar public from debate, Europeans want 1-year
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[Thanks to Kevin and Robert for sending in their finds and helping
with this experiment in "full coverage." Looks like two things of note
have happened: The G8 summit, as predicted, is happening behind closed
doors. And Europeans want to require all Internet providers to store
traffic (it's unclear whether it's *all* (!) traffic or not) for one
year. --Declan]


Conference explores ways to fight international cybercrime

PARIS (AP) - Wanted: cybersleuths and cyberlaws. With attacks on the
Internet spreading worldwide, government and business leaders worked
Monday on developing more powerful tools to fight cross-border

The three-day conference of the Group of Eight industrial countries
was planned long before the ILOVEYOU virus, but that attack and other
recent Internet incursions have focused G8 leaders on the urgency of
protecting cyberspace.


But differences have also emerged, with the United States and Europe
grappling with issues such as privacy and how long companies should be
required to store data transmitted on the Internet.

Europe has urged storing data for up to a year, an expensive
proposition they say is necessary to give investigators enough time to
track cybercriminals. The United States argues there's too much
information on the Net to store all of it.

Even how open the conference should be was a matter of debate.
Monday's sessions, originally set to be open, were transformed into
closed-door meetings after some G8 members objected to the open-door


James K. Robinson, U.S. assistant attorney general, said
better-trained investigators were needed, as well as a simplification
of international legal procedures so that investigators can catch
cybercriminals quickly, before they destroy evidence of their crimes.


>Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 14:33:38 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "Kevin L. Poulsen" <klp@securityfocus.com>
>To: declan@well.com
>Subject: World tackles Cybercrime
>World tackles Cybercrime
>Industry and government leaders meet at the secretive international
>cybercrime convention in Paris. By Philippe Astor May 15, 2000 2:05
>(PARIS) -- French Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement opened
>the three-day G8 computer crime conference here Monday by urging
>industrialized nations to work closely towards an international
>treaty on cybercrime, lest lawless "digital havens" sprout up on the
>global Internet.
>The conference, chaired jointly by France and Japan, has been
>scheduled since the G8 Summit in Russia last October. It brings
>together 130 public and private sector experts from the world's
>leading industrialized countries to compare their visions and
>solutions for computer security issues.
>Every country's delegation is split equally between 15 government
>officials and 15 private sector representatives. On Tuesday, Intel
>Corp.'s David Aucsmith will speak on behalf of U.S. industry. The
>same day Gemplus, a French company, will push a lobbying effort for
>its "smart card" security technology, the pride of French IT



>From: CBCNEWS <nwonline@toronto.cbc.ca>
>To: declan@well.com
>Subject: CBCNEWS - Internet attacks fought on international front
>Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 16:45:11 -0400 (EDT)
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>The following is a news item posted on CBC NEWS ONLINE
>at http://www.cbcnews.cbc.ca/
>WebPosted Mon May 15 10:02:56 2000
>PARIS--Police, lawyers and government officials from the most
>powerful countries in the world are sitting down in Paris. The Group
>of Eight wants to talk about a treaty that would make attacks on
>computers recognized as a crime.
>  It would require countries to pass laws against crackers, people
>  who get
>into and destroy computer records. The treaty would also allow
>prosecution for those who commit computer fraud and produce or
>distribute online child pornography.
>  It would set penalties and provide for extradition.
>  The meeting has taken on greater importance because of the
>  so-called
>'Love Bug'. It crippled computer networks around the globe this
>month. It's estimated that it caused billions of dollars of damage.
>  After it was traced to the Philippines, investigators didn't do
>  much for
>several days while prosecutors searched for laws that could apply.


x.html PARIS (AP) -- France's Interior Minister opened a three-day
international conference on fighting Internet crime by urging
governments and business leaders Monday to intensify cooperation in
fighting cross-border cybercriminals.


By Steve Gold, Newsbytes
15 May 2000, 8:08 AM CST

Chevenement added that the European approach may be dictated by a
greater awareness of the worries about outside interference by states
in Europe, notably Russia and the UK. But, he added, cybercrime is a
problem that is becoming more and more acute, and the French believe
it must be curbed.


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