DOT-COM Activity: SE Asia Regional Cyber Crime Legislation with Viet Nam and Laotian Consultations
Country: Asia and Near East Region, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Vietnam
Short Description: This was an activity of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) e-Security Task Group of the e-Communications and Information Working Group. APEC has taken the lead within the Asia-Pacific region to promote cyber security and address the threat posed by cyber crime.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Completed
Start date: January 01, 2004 End Date: December 31, 2004
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network Email: Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: This was an activity of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) e-Security Task Group of the e-Communications and Information Working Group. APEC has taken the lead within the Asia-Pacific region to promote cyber security and address the threat posed by cyber crime. The primary goal of this Task Group is to promote the enactment of comprehensive set of laws relating to cyber security and cyber crime that are consistent with the provisions of international legal instruments, including United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/63 (2000) and Convention on Cyber crime (2001), by October 2003. Capacity building is promoted with national policy makers concerned with cyber crime to draft such legislation. This Second Conference of Experts and Training Seminar took place 25-27 August 2004 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Attended by over 120 delegates from 19 Economies, the conference was delivered by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice and hosted by Vietnams Ministry of Posts and Telematics and implemented by dot-GOV. Countries representatives from the region discussed development of comprehensive legal frameworks to combat cyber crime and promote cyber security, improved dialogue with private sector representatives attending the conference, and increased the level of information exchange between countries on how policies are being implemented. Further, separate bilateral workshops were held for Viet Nam to specifically review cyber crime issues and draft legislation, as well as a separate bi- lateral meeting for Laoian delegates.
Update: Completed 2004.
Development Sector(s): Enterprise Development, Economic Policy, Information Technology, Legal and Institutional Reform
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.