Understanding Cybercrime

Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Response

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Cyberattacks are on the rise. The media constantly report about data breaches and increasingly sophisticated cybercrime. Even governments are affected. At the same time, it is obvious that technology alone cannot solve the problem. What can countries do? Which issues can be addressed by policies and legislation? How to draft a good law? The report assists countries in understanding what cybercrime is about, what the challenges are in fighting such crime and supports them in drafting policies and laws.




The purpose of the ITU report Understanding Cybercrime: Phenomena, Challenges and Legal Response is to assist countries in understanding the legal aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity and to help harmonize legal frameworks. As such, the report aims to help countries better understand the national and international implications of growing cyberthreats, to assess the requirements of existing national, regional and international instruments, and to assist countries in establishing a sound legal foundation.


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