posted May 27, 2001

Pioneer cybercrime pact tightens privacy rules
Surveillance and Privacy from Government
5/27/2001; 4:42:33 PM 'Stiff criticism from the EU and pressure groups has prompted drafters of the world's first treaty against cybercrime to tighten provisions protecting privacy online, the final text showed Friday.

'The Council of Europe, a 43-state human rights watchdog, has amended the text to ensure police respect privacy rights when they follow digital trails to fight online crimes such as hacking, spreading viruses, using stolen credit card numbers or defrauding banks.'


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