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Commonwealth ‘can provide global leadership’ to tackle cybercriminals – Secretary-General

Parliamentarians from countries in Asia and the Pacific learned about legislative and policy responses to overcome threats to cybersecurity at a symposium organised through the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative last week.

During the four-day workshop in Brisbane, Australia, the parliamentarians heard from experts on issues ranging from cybercrime and threats against children, to cyber warfare. The Initiative provides a co-ordinated response to cybercrime by assisting Commonwealth countries to develop legal frameworks, capacity and strategy.

It was the first of three workshops planned for 2016 - covering Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Africa - organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK) and the Organization of American States. Full Story

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