International civil society joins to comment on the Budapest Additional Protocol on Cybercrime

With EFF, EDRi, IT-Pol Denmark, Article 19, Derechos Digitales, and Homo Digitalis, Al Sur has presented a joint report with shared concerns on the new draft of the Second Budapest Additional Protocol on Cybercrime.

In 2017, the Council of Europe and its Cybercrime committee ​​began to prepare an additional protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, a new tool for law enforcement authorities to have access to data in the context of criminal investigations.

More particularly, our document makes suggestions to the draft presented in matters such as providing transparency and judicial oversight to the constitution of Joint Investigation Teams; prohibit the direct disclosure of domain name registration data to foreign law enforcement authorities and, instead, request that the Party to the Convention in which the service provider is established is notified and validates the data access request; among others.

The document with comments can be found here.