4. Cybercrime and the Budapest Convention

One dimension of Cybercrime is carrying out fraud in electronically delivered services like Internet Banking and card payments. Such crime is essentially a product of the Internet. However the use of the Internet as a "force multiplier" to carry out conventional crime is also a very large issue and is also properly classified as Cybercrime. Transnational perpetration is an increasingly important facet of Cybercrime. This needs robust international cooperation. In this issue we look at the Budapest Convention and some of its ramifications on national sovereignty.

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