International Legislation On Cybercrime

International Legislation on Cybercrime by Cyforce

The law found in the treaties and international agreements among nations binding the parties but not necessarily being a part of the body of international law binding all nations. Cybercrime is a growing concern to countries at all levels of development and affects both, buyers and sellers. While 154 countries (79 percent) have enacted cybercrime legislation, the pattern varies by region: Europe has the highest adoption rate (93 percent) and Asia and the Pacific have the lowest (55 percent). The evolving cybercrime landscape and resulting skills gaps are a significant challenge for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, especially for cross-border enforcement.

International Legislation on Cybercrime


  • Cyber Security Enhancement Act 2002
  • Cyber Security Research and Development Act
  • US Computer fraud & Abuse Act 1986
  • Information Technology Management Reform Act, 1996
  • Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act, 1998
  • US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 1998
  • US Uniform Electronic Transaction Act, 1999.
  • Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act
  • Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.
  • USA Patriot act 2001


  • Electronic Communications Act, 2000
  • Data Protection Act, 1998
  • Computer Misuse Act, 1990


  • Electronic Transactions Ordinance (amendment) 2004


  • E- sign law- Japanese Law Concerning Electronic Signatures and Certification Services, May 24th, 2000.