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[News] Cybercrime to be combated worldwide


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>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:52:21 -0500
>From: David Banisar <banisar@epic.org>
>Subject: [News] Cybercrime to be combated worldwide
>To: Global Internet Liberty Campaign <gilc-plan@gilc.org>
>Reply-To: gilc-plan@gilc.org
>12/10/97- Updated 09:24 AM ET
>Cybercrime to be combated worldwide
>WASHINGTON - Top law enforcement officials from the world's major
>industrial nations are expected to agree Wednesday on an international
>strategy for combating the growing problem of computer crime.
>At the heart of the pact is a plan in which law enforcement officers with
>computer expertise will be available 24 hours a day to assist with
>international investigations of "cybercrimes."
>Those crimes include the transmission of child pornography through the
>Internet, money laundering and fraud.
>The countries: Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, France, Russia
>and the United States.
>Justice ministers from those nations also are expected to begin developing
>standardized punishments for computer crimes, regardless of the nation in
>which they occur.
>That may require new laws or changes to existing law. But officials said
>agreement on that point would help close the door on criminals who, for
>example, hack into systems inside the USA from countries with weaker laws
>governing computer crime.
>Attorney General Janet Reno is hosting a two-day session on computer crime
>with her international counterparts. The meeting concludes today and Reno
>is expected to announce the agreement at an afternoon news conference.
>"Every day, more criminals find new ways to exploit the technologies upon
>which so many people now rely," Reno said in remarks prior to the session.
>"This is a growing problem for law enforcement around the world, and
>particularly in the industrialized nations."
>Bob Ayers, former director of the Defense Information Security program at
>the Pentagon, said the tentative commitments reached by the nations
>represent "a step in the right direction against the vehicle for the
>world's fastest-growing criminal enterprise."
>"I applaud the countries getting together, but I'm not sure how effective a
>step it will be," Ayers said. "If they are promising to throw more people
>and more money to this, then that is good."
>By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY