EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Why Convention On Cybercrime Will Not Be Ratified By Russia

Posted by Info on 12/11/2010

Russia mainly disagrees with the Budapest Convention’s questionable position that foreign intelligence services have the right to penetrate our cyberspace and conduct special operations without notifying our intelligence agencies.

The Budapest Convention, which regulates the struggle against information crime on the regional level, is already 10 years old. It was signed by the member states of the Council of Europe and a number of other countries. Russia did not support the Convention, but neither did it shut the door on signing it in the future.

But according to Livadny,head of the Legal Department at Rosfinmonitoring (Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service), the Budapest Convention makes it possible for the law enforcement agencies of one country to have access to the resources located in another state’s public domain network without notifying that state. This approach does not suit Russia.
“We need to, after all, consider our national security interests.”

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