The Cybercrime Phenomenon and Latvian Cybercrime Law

European Newsletter, Doing Business in Europe, 2006

7 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2007


The term 'Cybercrime' is now widely used to describe the phenomenon of the wide variety of criminal, or unauthorised acts which may be committed remotely from the target area, or country, as a result of internet technologies. With regard to the foregoing, this article will present and examine a dominant European international measure for combating Cybercrime - the European Convention on Cybercrime ('ECC') - and some European Union ('EU') complementary measures. Having done that, issues concerning the implementation of these international measures will be examined from the perspective of one of the new member states of the European Union - the Republic of Latvia - so as to comment on the relative effectiveness of the adopted measures in that country to limit, deter and punish Cybercrime following the lead of the ECC and the EU measures.

Keywords: cybercrime, EU, Latvia, information technology, ECC

Suggested Citation

Lestrade, Dr. Edward, The Cybercrime Phenomenon and Latvian Cybercrime Law. Available at SSRN:

Dr. Edward Lestrade (Contact Author)

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Cheyenne, WY 82001
United States


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