International Cybercrime Treaty

Feature on the International Cybercrime Treaty

The Senate has ratified a broad new treaty that expands police powers and requires American authorities to conduct surveillance on individuals whose actions violate the laws of foreign countries but not US law. Created for law enforcement with little to no public input and subjecting its adherents to the whims of foreign dictators, the Council on Europe's International Cybercrime Treaty was ostensibly created to help protect against cybercrime, but is drafted so broadly that it will affect far more than a few hackers.

NEWS
> ACLU Disappointed with Senate Ratification of International Cybercrime Treaty (8/4/2006)
> ACLU Says Cybercrime Treaty Warrants Extensive Examination; Could Import Un (6/17/2004)
> Cyber-Rights Groups Join Forces to Oppose Anti-Privacy Cybercrime Treaty (12/13/2000)
> ACLU Calls White House Report on Internet Crime Law Enforcement "Wish List (3/9/2000)
> ACLU Announces International Project to Stop "Policy Laundering" (4/13/2005)
> ACLU Calls On Senate to Reject Misguided International Cybercrime Treaty; (12/18/2003)

RESOURCES
> ACLU Letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Council of (6/16/2004)
> ACLU Memo on the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (6/16/2004)
> Text of the Council on Europe's Convention on Cybercrime Treaty (12/3/2003)
> Feature on the International Cybercrime Treaty (12/18/2003)
> Seven Reasons the US Should Reject the International Cybercrime Treaty (12/18/2003)

> ACLU page on Internet free speech
> TreatyWatch.org - internationally oriented site opposing the treaty
> CNet - Bush submits treaty to Senate

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