Five Attorney Generals Agree Cybercrime Strategy

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP signing the Statement surrounded by (from right to left) the Attorney General of the USA, Attorney General of New Zealand, Associate Deputy Minister of Canada and Minister of Home Affairs for Australia.

Five Attorney Generals, from the countries of New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, have agreed a new cybercrime strategy. The agreement by the Quintet is a reaffirmation of the principles agreed at the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.

Geoffrey Cox, the UK Attorney General, said in a statement:

“The Quintet is bound by a respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. We also share a common concern about the evolution and complexity of challenges posed by cybercrime.

International cooperation is vital in the fight against cybercrime and my Quintet counterparts and I believe the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) is the best means to do this. We hope that our statement sends a clear message: we stand united in our efforts to tackle this threat.”