Georgia, Tbilisi, June 6 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe Mamuka Zhgenti presented a document on Georgia's approval of European Council's convention on cybercrime to Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland on Wednesday.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the convention with regard to Georgia, will take effect on October 1, 2012. As a result, Georgia will become the 34th member of the convention, along with other countries of the Council of Europe and the USA.
The Convention on Cybercrimes was adopted on July 1, 2004. The Convention aims principally at harmonizing the domestic criminal substantive law elements of offences and connected provisions in the area of cyber-crime providing for domestic criminal procedural law powers necessary for the investigation and prosecution of such offences as well as other offences committed by means of a computer system or evidence in relation to which is in electronic form setting up a fast and effective regime of international co-operation.
"Georgia attaches great importance to the convention that with the adoption of appropriate legislation and the promotion of international cooperation is a unified system of anti-crime policies to protect the public from cybercrime," Foreign Ministry of Georgia said.