Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 4 / Trend H.Valiyev /
Azerbaijan's accession to the Convention on Cybercrime "is a relevant, timely legal step, causing at the same time a number of issues requiring detailed discussion," Azerbaijani Internet Forum (AIF) Chairman Osman Gunduz told Trend .
According to the forum head, the convention sets conditions on state agencies, requiring them to improve legislation to meet existing European standards. The reason is that the convention has a number of conditions that do not coincide with Azerbaijani legislation today, he said.
Today, the AIF has presented several issues to improve the existing legal framework to combat cybercrime to the government and parliament.
According to Gunduz, strengthening technical and technological infrastructure is an important issue. Under the convention, a country subject to attacks has the right to conduct joint operations with law enforcement agencies of the nations from where the attacks were made.
"The availability of highly skilled IT personnel and the financial side of the project are equally important issues. Today, the Azerbaijani budget provides funds for IT security measures. Since Azerbaijan joined the convention, the country will need to undertake the appropriate activities in this regard," he said.
The AIF also acts to protect the rights of ordinary citizens who have been subject to cyber attacks, offering to create the Azerbaijani National Center of Public Security.
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