Submitted Proposals


Organization: Council of Europe
Title :
66. BPF: Law enforcement-service provider cooperation against cybercrime
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.
The investigation of cybercrime is often not possible without cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers. Such cooperation is complex, often difficult and raises a number of questions. At the same time, good practices are available. In April 2008, a Council of Europe conference adopted “guidelines on the cooperation between law enforcement and service providers in the investigation of cybercrime” that had been elaborated by a working group of industry and law enforcement representatives. The aim of this best practice forum is to share these guidelines and promote their application around the world. The forum thus provides practical guidance in an area that is of great relevance to the IGF and WSIS. It will thus help enhance the security of and confidence in information and communication technologies. Agenda:- Law enforcement – ISP cooperation: introduction to the issue and the guidelines (Marco Gercke, Germany, session moderator) - Private sector perspectives and practical experience (Julie Inman, Microsoft, and Henning Lesch, ECO Germany) other industry representatives) - - Law enforcement perspective and practical experience (Jean-Philippe Ritz, France and other law enforcement representatives) 

- Open discussion and conclusions: how to promote LEA-ISP cooperation? 

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.
  • Marco Gercke, University of Cologne, Germany (session moderator)
  • Julie Inman, Microsoft, Australia 
  • Henning Lesch, ECO (association of service providers), Germany
  • Jean-Philippe Ritz, Central Office of the Police for Cybercrime, France
  • other law enforcement experts to be confirmed
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

The Council of Europe will organise the workshop and ensure that it reflects geographical diversity and multi-stakeholder interests. Gender - which forms a key element of its human rights work and standards - will also be reflected in the discussions.

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?

Different perspectives will be put forward, in particular those of different states, industry and civil society. In this connection, Council of Europe guidelines on cooperation between ISPs and law enforcement were elaborated and adopted in April 2008 – the first of their kind. The IGF provides a new and unique opportunity to share them globally.

Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
The workshop will address the crucial question of security and confidence in ICTs. The proposal is in line with the Tunis Agenda in building confidence and security in the use of ICTs and the IGF mandate paras 72 a), d), f), h), k).
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
The Council of Europe – most often in cooperation with other stakeholders – carried out more than 60 events on cybercrime legislation all over the world since 2006. Recent events include the Octopus Interface global conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime on 1-2 April 2008. The proposed workshop would provide a follow up to the workshop on “legislative responses to cybercrime threats” organized by the Council of Europe in cooperation with other stakeholders at the Rio IGF in 2007.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?
Together with the EBU, WBU, IFJ and the BBC, the Council of Europe co-organised the IGF workshop on “Quality and the Internet – using and trusting Internet content  (report submitted).  The Council of Europe also organised an open forum on the public service value of the Internet (report will be submitted shortly) Together with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the Council of Europe co-organised a best practice forum on  “Public participation in Internet Governance: Emerging Issues, good practices and proposed solutions” (report submitted) Together with UNESCO and OSCE, the Council of Europe co-organised the workshop on “Freedom of expression as a security issue” (report will be submitted shortly). The Council of Europe also organised an open forum on “Protecting children on the Internet” (workshop report not submitted), and a best practice forum on the “Cybercrime convention” (report will be submitted shortly).