Invitation to Participate in a United Nations Study on Cybercrime
Cybercrime represents one of the unique challenges of our time. Computer systems and information communication technology are an increasingly integral part of the daily lives of over one third of the world’s population.
In response to this challenge, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently launched a global Comprehensive Study on the Problem of and Response to Cybercrime called for by United Nations General Assembly Resolution. The study will cover topics as the phenomenon of cybercrime, the challenges of cybercrime, and the roles and responsibilities of service providers and the private sector.
Member states will look to the completed study with a view to strengthen existing and to propose new national and international legal or other responses to cybercrime.
The United Nations General Assembly specifically called for private sector organizations to be involved in the study as decisions taken at the international level can impact on the regulatory and operating environment of private sector organizations. Companies in the telecommunications, software and computer services, banks and financial services, technology hardware and equipment and online retailing sectors may have particular interest; however, participation is fully open to all sectors.
UNODC has been tasked with gathering information to be included in the study and is currently inviting interested companies to complete a questionnaire related to experience of and views on cybercrime. In order to participate, please visit www.unodc.org/cybercrime-study and visit the registration page to initiate registration. The current deadline for completed questionnaires to be uploaded to the UNODC Cybercrime portal is 31 May 2012.
Any queries concerning the United Nations cybercrime study may be addressed to email@example.com. Thank you very much in advance for your valued participation.
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