In the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Council of Europe (Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe in Bucharest) organised the Conference on „Criminal Justice in Cyberspace”, between February 26-27, 2019, in Bucharest.
The working sessions benefited from the participation of representatives and experts in cybercrime from the EU member states, from the european institutions, from the Eastern Partnership states, from the states that signed the Budapest Convention and from service providers.
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 level or the preparation of an additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime at the Council of Europe level.
Both organisations have been supporting capacity building on cybercrime worldwide.
In this context, in the opening speech, the minister of justice emphasized the following: „This conference purpose is to offer a dialogue framework for the experts from many different states, not only from the EU member states, and the experts in personal data protection and from the private sector regarding the ways through which the cyberspace will become a space of freedom and safety, where the law is respected.”
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.