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ITU calls for global cybersecurity measures

ITU calls for global cybersecurity measures

The International Telecommunication Union ITU has published its proposals for harmonising global cybersecurity legislation on the periphery of a conference on the information society in Geneva. At a discussion session, ITU General Secretary Hamadoun Touré stated that the document, advertised as a “Cybersecurity Toolkit” is “no Bible and no Koran”, instead offering a list of best practices from existing legislation.

Drafting of the document was entrusted to an expert group commissioned by the ITU and led by the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Computer Crime Committee (PACC). In Geneva, PACC boss Jody Westby emphasised that legislation from many different countries was considered in producing the document, which is intended as a model for national legislation. In addition to the Council of Europe’s ‘Convention on Cybercrime’, their search for model regulations also took in legislation from Australia, Canada, China and many other countries.


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