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Cybercrime Treaty Could Be Used to Go After Cyberespionage

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WASHINGTON - Governments that engage in large-scale electronic espionage and companies that develop spying software could theoretically face legal action for violating the Convention on Cybercrime.
 
The Convention has been in force since 2004 and is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime.

The treaty requires member states to criminalise four kinds of conduct: illegal access, illegal interception, data and system interference, and misuse of devices for the purpose of committing these offences. (END//2013)

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