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The G-8 Group had the meeting in Deauville, France. The Deauville Declaration included had a section on Internet.


The G-8 Group had the meeting in Muskoka, Canada. The Muskoka Declaration included statements on terrorism and organized crime.


The Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs met in Rome on May 28-30 in conjunction with the G8 Summit 2009 in Italy. A statement was made including Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. It referred to the report from the Roma/Lyon Group provided to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

The statement made remarks on the technological progress, including as follows:

“Criminal misuse of social networks, encryption services, VoIP services, the Domain Name System, and other new and evolving criminal attacks on information systems, pose increased challenges to law enforcement and are spreading.”


The G-8 Group had a meeting at the Hokkaido Tokyako Summit on July, 7-9, 2008. A report to the G8 Summit leaders from the G8 experts on International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime was presented.


At the Meeting of G8 Justice and Interior Ministers in Munich on May 23-25, 2007, the delegates also agreed “to work towards criminalizing, within national legal frameworks, specific forms of misusing the Internet for terrorist purposes.”

Before 2007

The G-8 States established in 1997 the Subgroup of High-Tech Crime. At a meeting in Washington D.C. in 1997, the G8 countries adopted Ten Principles in the combat against computer crime. The goal was to ensure that no criminal receives safe havens anywhere in the world.

At the last Meeting of G-8 Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Washington D.C., on May 10-11, 2004, a joint communiqué was issued, including as follows:

“Continuing to Strengthen Domestic Laws. To truly build global capacities to combat terrorist and criminal uses of the Internet, all countries must continue to improve laws that criminalize misuses of computer networks and that allow for faster cooperation on Internet-related investigations. With the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime coming into force on July 1, 2004, we should take steps to encourage the adoption of the legal standards it contains on a broad basis"

In a statement from the G8 Meeting in 2005 a goal was emphasized:

“To ensure that law enforcement agencies can quickly respond to serious cyber-threats and incidents”.

At the Moscow Meeting in 2006 for the G8 Justice and Home Affairs Ministers discussed cybercrime and issues of cyberspace. In a statement it was emphasized:

“We also discussed issues related to sharing accumulated international experience in combating terrorism, as well as comparative analysis of relevant pieces of legislation on that score. We discussed the necessity of improving effective countermeasures that will prevent IT terrorism and terrorist acts in this sphere of high technologies. For that it is necessary to device a set of measures to prevent such possible criminal acts, including in the sphere of telecommunication. That includes work against the selling of private data, counterfeit information and application of viruses and other harmful computer programs. We will instruct our experts to generate unified approaches to fighting cyber criminality, and we will need an international legal base for this particular work, and we will apply all of that to prevent terrorists from using computer and Internet sites for hiring new terrorists and the recruitment of other illegal actors.”

The G8 Summit in 2006 was held in St. Petersburg and a Summit Declaration on Counter-Terrorism included as follows:

“We reaffirm our commitment to collaborative work, with our international partners, to combat the terrorist threat, including:

Implementing and improving the international legal framework on counter-terrorism;

Effectively countering attempts to misuse cyberspace for terrorist purposes, including incitement to commit terrorist acts, to communicate and plan terrorist acts, as well as recruitment and training of terrorists;”