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Conference on „Criminal Justice in Cyberspace”, February 26th – 27th, 2019

On 26-27 February 2019, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will hold, in Bucharest, the Conference on „Criminal Justice in Cyberspace”. The event will be organised by the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with the Council of Europe (Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe in Bucharest).

Criminal justice is a fundamental element of the response to cybercrime and other crime in cyberspace involving electronic evidence. While cyberthreats and their impact are increasing and touching upon core values of societies in Europe and worldwide, criminal justice authorities are faced with complex challenges.

At the same time, solutions are in place or are being developed. Examples are the e-evidence proposals at the European Union or the preparation of an additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime at the Council of Europe. Both organisations have been supporting capacity building on cybercrime worldwide for many years.

The priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union include the advancement of the e-evidence legislative package, as well as ensuring the coordination of this process with the negotiations on the Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention.

The purpose of the conference is to add further momentum to solutions in place or in preparation and to promote cooperation at all levels to strengthen the rule of law in cyberspace.

Location: Athénée Palace Hilton Hotel, Bucharest, Episcopy Street, nr.1-3.

Media access will only be permitted on 26th February 2019, between 9:00-10:00, for the opening session.

Interested journalists are kindly asked to send a request at the e-mail address: presa@just.ro, before February 24th, 2019, 23:59. The request must be accompanied by a scan of a valid ID card and a scan of a valid press card. Incomplete requests will not be taken into consideration.

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