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Thursday, December 11, 1997 Published at 02:25 GMT
The ten-point action plan in full
Ministers from the world's richest nations have agreed the following
ten-point action plan to tackle the growing problem of cyber-crime.
They will direct their officials to:
* Use our established network of knowledgeable personnel to ensure a
timely, effective response to transnational high-tech cases and
designate a point-of-contact who is available on a 24-hour basis.
* Take appropriate steps to ensure that a sufficient number of
trained and equipped law enforcement personnel are allocated to
the task of combating high-tech crime and assisting law
enforcement agencies of other states.
* Review our legal systems to ensure they appropriately criminalise
abuses of telecommunications and computer systems and promote the
investigation of high-tech crimes.
* Consider issues raised by high-tech crimes, where relevant, when
negotiating mutual assistance agreements or arrangements.
* Continue to examine and develop workable solutions regarding: the
preservation of evidence prior to the execution of a request for
mutual assistance; transborder searches; and computer searches of
data where the location of that data is unknown.
* Develop expedited procedures for obtaining traffic data from all
communications carriers in the chain of a communication and to
study ways to expedite the passing of this data internationally.
* Work jointly with industry to ensure that new technologies
facilitate our effort to combat high-tech crime by preserving and
collecting critical evidence.
* Ensure that we can, in urgent and appropriate cases, accept and
respond to mutual assistance requests relating to high-tech crime
by expedited but reliable means of communications, including
voice, fax or e-mail, with written confirmation to follow where
* Encourage internationally recognised standards-making bodies in
the fields of telecommunications and information technologies to
continue providing the public and private sectors with standards
for reliable and secure telecommunications and data processing
* Develop and employ compatible forensic standards for retrieving
and authenticating electronic data for use in criminal
investigations and prosecutions.
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Thursday, December 11, 1997 Published at 14:41 GMT
G8 wages war on cyber-crime
image: [ Hacking programs can be found on the Internet itself ]
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Hacking programs can be found on the Internet itself
Ministers from the eight major industrialised nations, the G8, have
agreed on a plan to fight international computer crime.
The move follows a meeting in Washington of the interior and justice
ministers of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia
and the United States.
The US Attorney-General, Janet Reno, said criminals were no longer
restricted by national boundaries and all countries had to act
together if they wanted to combat cyber-crime.
"With emerging technologies, no longer will we have to fight 21st
century crimes with 19th century tools," she said. "Today is an
important day in fighting computer crime, and in laying the groundwork
for the next century of crime fighting."
The agreement aims to tackle the following forms of cyber crime:
* electronic fraud such as theft of credit card numbers,
money-laundering and computerised piracy
* industrial and state espionage
The most important measure to tackle these offences is a commitment to
train law enforcement officials in the tools of the cyber trade, and
to co-ordinate prosecution efforts so that countries know where to try
a cyber criminal.
Ministers also pledged to create a 24-hour-a-day contact service to
help national police forces respond quickly and in a concerted manner
to fast-moving cyber-criminals.
Other measures in the ten-point action plan include judicial
co-operation and agreements on extradition, hastening the progress of
mutual agreements, speeding up communication, provision of standards
for secure telecommunications and developing forensic standards for
retrieving electronic data .
Overcoming legal hurdles
International co-operation to fight cyber-crime faces some major
obstacles, not least the differing laws in various countries.
A top US Justice Department official explained: "Once a government is
involved, judicial process and formal international requests for
assistance can delay the investigative process, sometimes with
Japanese domestic law stipulates that for an individual to be
extradited from Japan the action of which he stands accused abroad
must also be considered a crime in Japan.
However, the heads of the Japanese delegation - Vice Minister of
Justice Mamoru Norisada and National Police Commissioner General Yuko
Sekiguchi - have shown "flexibility" on the question of dual
Ms Reno said the ministers had agreed that where extradition was not
possible because of nationality, "the same commitment of time and
resources" would be devoted to prosecution at home "that a
victim-nation would have devoted."
The British Home Secretary, Jack Straw, drew attention to the need for
close co-operation with industry.
"We agreed that we have to have a closer dialogue with Internet
service providers ... so that they are aware of the needs of law
enforcers," he said.
"There's also a need to recognise that we are all on the same side,
because law enforcement agencies represent the lawful customers of
Internet service providers."
Brazen new world
Although online crime has yet to take off in a major way, delegates
were told about a brazen new world of Net criminals.
Internet use has exploded. Almost 82 million computers worldwide are
now connected, according to the Dataquest market research firm, with
the total figure expected to reach 268 million in four years.
[ image: Net criminals can tap in to the Net anywhere in the world]
[Gezeigt wird ein Laptop.]
Net criminals can tap in to the Net anywhere in the world
Encryption techniques are giving drug smugglers the
confidence to chat online about their shipments.
When they get their payments, criminals no longer have to launder it
through the world's less scrupulous banks. Their computer can do it
all for them.
Violent groups are similarly exchanging bomb-making information
through the Internet.
The Net even opens up new possibilities for blackmailers. Once inside
a person or company's computer, an unparalleled amount of information
can be found. In some cases it is bound to be damaging.
Germany shows off its Net laws
The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and
Russia must first agree what they mean by Internet crime.
The Germans claim to be the first country in the world to have passed
As a result of a bill passed in August, German sites can be prosecuted
if they contain "offensive" material.
This includes not only paedophilia but also neo-nazi propaganda or
other content banned from other German media.
The German Minister for Research and Technology, Juergen Ruttgers,
said: "What is banned on paper is also banned in computer language."
But aside from the fact that the law does nothing to stop Germans
accessing banned material from sites broadcast outside national
borders, many Americans believe their approach smacks of censorship.
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