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G8 countries consider how to battle cybercrime

Representatives of the Group of Eight (G8) countries are meeting in Paris today to discuss the threat from global computer viruses and how best to tackle the threat of internet crime.15 May 2000

The leading industrialised nations which make up the G8 will study the recent Love Bug virus which caused widespread disruption to computer systems. Crimes of paedophilia and credit card fraud will also be considered with a view to introducing new laws to prosecute these crimes and to assist cross-border investigations.

The Council of Europe, working in conjunction with the US and other non-member countries, is also proposing a new treaty on cybercrime.

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