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Russia is the First Country to Submit UN Cybersecurity Convention

July 28, 2021, 10:08 (UTC+3)|

On July 27, Russia submitted to the special committee of the United Nations (UN) a draft convention on countering the use of ICT technologies for criminal purposes, CNews reports. This makes Russia the first country to present such document, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.

Currently, the draft has not been published yet. The document takes into account modern challenges and threats in the field of international information security, including the criminal use of cryptocurrency. It also provides descriptions for new crimes committed using ICT, such as distribution of counterfeit medical products, drug trafficking, involvement of minors in committing illegal acts, etc.

In addition, the draft convention expands the scope of international cooperation in such issues as extradition and legal assistance in criminal cases, including identification, arrest, confiscation, and return of assets, according to CNews.

At the end of 2020, Russia ranked fifth in the Global Cybersecurity Index by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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