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Thursday, September 4 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS77: Cybercrime cooperation 4 developing countries: int’l frameworks [CB]

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Fostering trust: How can developing countries achieve international cooperation against cybercrime through legal frameworks

Developing Countries face serious challenges with respect to the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime especially obtaining evidence admissible in legal proceedings from Developed Countries where much of the data and services reside which is exacerbated by a lack of knowledge and misconceptions regarding efficacy of existing legal frameworks.

This capacity building workshop will:

a) Address specific questions from participants, clarify misconceptions regarding existing legal frameworks and provide substantive factual and legal responses based on the practical experience of experts regarding issues eg. transborder access to data, mutual legal assistance, 24/7 points of contact etc.

b) Demonstrate how joining and implementing legal frameworks can help build trust not only between governments but also the private sector and it can help mobilise resources for technical assistance and capacity building.

c) Address concerns of participants regarding legal frameworks for international cooperation at the previous IGF 2013 workshop by Developing Countries' Centre for Cyber Crime Law: 'Cybercrime Treaties: Advantages for Developing Countries'.

This capacity building workshop would effectively be the first of its kind for Developing Countries at the IGF since last year when all governments at the UN reached a unanimous consensus on the importance of cyber crime capacity building, a consensus echoed by business and civil society in a national context.

The interactive format would facilitate the transfer of knowledge and best practices rather than presentations or generic panel discussions.


Presentation to set scene - capacity building:
- Means of obtaining data and cooperation from developed countries
- Value of legal vs non-binding/informal
- Elements of cooperation
Panel responses
Audience feedback and discussion
Recommendations for next interaction


Zahid Jamil

Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn, London, UK, University College London LL.B. (Hons.), UK   Legal Advisor to Board of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Chair, Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center of Pakistan for the .pk ccTLD since 2006 Chair of Developing Countries Centre... Read More →


Margaret Abba-Donkor

I'm a Ghanaian, holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from Coventry University in the UK and a final year Law student, I'm a member of staff of the national regulator for communications, National Communications Authority, a Manager at the Engineering Division in charge... Read More →

Jayantha Fernando

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
Jayantha Fernando counts over 15 years exposure to a broad range of ICT legal issues, in several jurisdictions, covering ICT policy and legal reforms, negotiating and drafting Information System contracts and addressing Cyber Security & Internet Governance Issues.     He holds... Read More →

Alexander Seger

Alexander Seger has been with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) since 1999. He is currently the Executive Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee and Head of the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int/cybercrime). Prior to that he headed... Read More →

Belal Sen

Cyber Crime Expert, Turkish National Police
Bilal SEN has both strategic and operational level experience in the field of combatting and prevention of cyber crimes since 2000. Bilal played key role setting up Department of Cyber Crimes of Turkish National Police. He did work at Department of Cyber Crimes as a Unit Director... Read More →

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Thursday September 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am EEST
Workshop Room 10 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 7 + 8)

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