The House of Representative has agreed to step up international cooperation against computer hackers, data theft and online child pornography.This content was published on March 2, 2011 - 16:45
A clear majority on Wednesday followed the Senate in approving a convention by the Council of Europe.
Opponents, mainly from the rightwing Swiss People’s Party, argued the accord on cybercrime was unnecessary.
However, supporters – backing Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga – said illegal online activities could only be fought successfully with cross-border cooperation.
The convention came into force in 2004 and has been ratified by about 30 countries. Switzerland is expected to ratify the accord later this year.
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