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* Sri Lanka becomes a fully-fledged member of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
Wed, Sep 2, 2015, 07:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka has become a fully-fledged member of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime from 1st September, Council of Europe Treaty Office said.

Sri Lanka is the first country in South Asia, and only the second in Asia after Japan, to join this Convention.

Sri Lanka's accession to the Convention was the fastest by any country. The country deposited the instrument of accession to the Convention on Cybercrime on 29 May 2015 becoming the 46th Party to this treaty and entered into force from 01 September 2015.

"Sri Lanka's accession to the Convention was the fastest by any country, not least because of its earlier groundwork on international cooperation against cyber-crime." Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Laura Davies said.

Sri Lanka adopted domestic legislation in line with the Convention already in 2007 and has been cooperating with the Council of Europe in cybercrime matters since 2008. Sri Lanka also hosted an international conference on cybercrime in March.

The Council of Europe and the European Union currently support capacity building in Sri Lanka through the GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime. The joint project is aimed at supporting countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention.

The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, is the only available international treaty on the subject seeking to address Internet and computer crime by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.

 


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