Tech Groups Still Wary Of International Cyber-Crime Treaty

    Date04 Dec 2000
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A coalition of high-tech companies voiced concern over the Council of Europe's latest revisions to its international cyber-crime treaty, saying the modified language still imposes burdensome data preservation requirements on Internet service providers, and could potentially restrict legal activities online.. . . A coalition of high-tech companies voiced concern over the Council of Europe's latest revisions to its international cyber-crime treaty, saying the modified language still imposes burdensome data preservation requirements on Internet service providers, and could potentially restrict legal activities online.

    In a statement issued Friday, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) told Council of Europe General Secretary Walter Schwimmer that, while the group supported the objectives of improving international law enforcement cooperation to keep pace with the increasingly global nature of cyber-crime, the new draft would do little to address concerns raised by industry groups since the beginning of the process.

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