Submitted Proposals


Organization: INTERPOL
Title :
63. Best practice forum proposal: Enhancing international cooperation against cybercrime
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.
Cybercrime is the most transnational of all crimes, thus requiring efficient international cooperation. The Convention on Cybercrime provides a framework for such cooperation. Good practices are also available at the level of INTERPOL, Europol or the G8 High-tech Crime subgroup, including in the form of 24/7 points of contact for cybercrime investigations. The aim of the forum is to share these practices and promote stronger cooperation among countries and organizations. It is of importance with regard to the IGF and WSIS aim of enhancing the confidence and security of ICT.
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.

It is proposed to invite panelists representing:

Ø       INTERPOL
Ø       Council of Europe 24/7 points of contact
Ø       Europol
Ø       G8 high-tech crime subgroup
Ø       Indian Criminal Bureau of Investigations (CBI)

INTERPOL and the Council of Europe has been cooperating with these stakeholders. Once it is confirmed that the workshop will be included in the IGF agenda, their participation will 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 forum will be organized by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Council of Europe and other experts, institutions and organizations represented in the panel. This will ensure geographical diversity and multi-stakeholder involvement.
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
The forum brings together different initiatives and organizations and helps share existing good practices at a global level, so that all countries can make use of these opportunities.
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 Tunis agenda action line C5 (building confidence and security in the use of ICTs) and the IGF mandate (in particular paras 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 all over the world since 2006. Recent events include the Octopus Interface global conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime on 1-2 April 2008. The Council of Europe closely cooperates with INTERPOL, Europol and the G8 on matters related to international cooperation against cybercrime. The Council of Europe organized a number of events during the IGFs in 2006 and 2007.INTERPOL - as only international police organization - hosted the 7th International Conference on Cyber Crime in New Delhi, India last year, which was co-hosted by Central Bureau of Investigation, India. Recent events was the Botnet Conference at INTERPOL in Lyon in January and INTERPOL is scheduled to host the Joint International Symposium with Korean National Police Agency in Seoul in November. INTERPOL has provided various training courses and semnars to member countries in addition to connecting 186 member countries via the secure global police communications system. INTERPO has played a key role to coordinate cyber crime investigations and has developed relations with international and regional entities such as Council of Europe, UNODC and G8 High Tech Crime Subgroup to better fight against cyber crime.The G8 and particularly the G8's High Tech Crime Subgroup - has been a leader in addressing cybercrime issues since 1997 when the Ministers of Justice and Interior issued ten Principles and a ten point Action Plan to address cybercrime.  (These Principles, and Principles for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, later formed the basis for several UN General Assembly Resolutions).  The HTCSG has addressed issues of emerging criminal conduct, built a 50 country 24/7 Network for High Tech Crime, held training conferences for that network and meetings with industry, and worked to improve cooperation in investigating and prosecuting high tech crime around the world.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?
INTERPOL did not participate in the 2007 IGF. However, the Council of Europe contributed to several events related to cybercrime and the exploitation of children.