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Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government European and U.S. officials are moving toward a final draft of the world's first international treaty on cybercrime, a broad effort that high-tech industry groups and privacy advocates fear could intrude on personal privacy and hamper e-commerce. . . . European and U.S. officials are moving toward a final draft of the world's first international treaty on cybercrime, a broad effort that high-tech industry groups and privacy advocates fear could intrude on personal privacy and hamper e-commerce.

The proposal, which has been in the drafting stage for nearly three years, calls on countries to pass uniform laws that would, among other things, ban hacking devices and require countries to empower their law enforcement officers to conduct computer and network searches and seizures.

Though slow to react to the proposal, some U.S. industry groups are now scrambling to voice their objections as the Council of Europe, working with the U.S. and other governments, last week held a new round of talks on the treaty.

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