Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Recommendation no. 2077 on increasing co-operation against cyberterrorism and other large-scale attacks on the internet

26 Jun 2015

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Principles and Recommendations

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe emphasises the importance for the Council of Europe to address challenge posed by cyberterrorism and other forms of large-scale attacks on and through computer systems. The assembly also sets recommendations to the Committee of Ministers to:

– invite the Parties to the Convention on Cybercrime to study the possibility of drafting additional protocols on defining a common level of criminalisation of large-scale cyber-attacks and regarding investigative powers;

– invite the Cloud Evidence Group to study the possibility of drafting an additional protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime regarding criminal justice access to data on cloud servers;

– draft legal standards on the international responsibility of States to take measures to prevent large-scale cyber-attacks from being launched by persons under their jurisdiction or emanating from their national territory;

– increase the assistance regarding the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime in domestic law and practice;

– call on states to transmit to their national ministries and authorities this recommendation and Resolution 2070 (2015).