Law enforcement in cyberspace

Good Practices

Modernize and strengthen criminal justice systems to deal with cybercrime and crimes involving electronic evidence, including the effective prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of such crimes in all their forms.

Given the transnational nature of cybercrime, law enforcement agencies strongly depend on international cooperation in order to operate successfully. Key mechanisms include efficient mutual legal assistance as well as a strong operational capacity. Trained law enforcement officers, cyber forensics tooling and expertise, and well-trained public prosecutors and judges bolsters the capability and capacities to deter against cybercrimes.

Nations and international organizations contribute to the expansion and strengthening of mutual legal assistance initiatives and schemes (e.g. the Harare scheme, Budapest Convention on Cybercrime).
They should coordinate international cooperation on developing standards for training of law enforcement and justice systems capable of deterring, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime.