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[FYI] (Fwd) Council of Europe draft Cybercrime treaty

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Date sent:      	Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:55:31 -0400 (EDT)
From:           	"P.J. Ponder" <ponder@freenet.tlh.fl.us>
To:             	cryptography@c2.net
Subject:        	Council of Europe draft Cybercrime treaty

The Council of Eurpoe has released a draft of its cybercrime treaty. 
The idea here is to get signatory nations to adopt similar laws as
their own national laws.  A news article I read states that the treaty
would criminalize some forms of security testing and analysis.

One provision would require:

> Section 2 Procedural law
> Article 14 - Search and Seizure of Stored Computer Data 
< . . . . >

> 5.  Each Party shall take such legislative and other measures as may
> be necessary to empower its competent authorities to order for the
> purposes of criminal investigations and proceedings any person who
> has knowledge about the functioning of the computer system or
> measures applied to secure the computer data therein to provide all
> necessary information, as is reasonable, to enable the undertaking
> of the measures referred to in paragraphs 1 and 4. 

This would require giving keys to authorities who were investigating
your system.

The draft treaty (English version) is at:


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