Arab Security Experts Endorse Measures to Combat Cyber Crimes

Published May 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

An Arab security committee specializing in the latest crimes has called on Arab countries to work on spreading the security awareness in order to combat computer and data systems-related crimes, reported Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA) the same day.  

A statement issued by the Arab interior ministers council said in Tunis on Wednesday that the participants in the Arab security committee which wrapped up its eighth deliberations last night urged the Arab countries to substantiate the relations of coordination and cooperation with other countries to combat the data systems crimes.  

The statement added that the participants called for preparing a typical and consultative Arab draft law to combat these crimes, in addition to a unified typical project for a specialized security unity in fighting these types of crimes.  

It said that these recommendations would be referred to the next round of the Arab interior ministers council, which would be held in Tunisia in January  

At the international level, French President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday the world's leading industrial nations must narrow the differences in national laws to combat cyber criminals who use loopholes to launch global Internet attacks, according to the Associated Press.  

The Internet is "testing our laws and our institutions," Chirac said in a speech to government and private officials attending a Group of Eight conference on cybercrime in Paris – (Several Sources) 



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