Second Additional Protocol to Cybercrime Convention
On 17 November 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the CoE adopted a second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence. The second additional protocol lays down inter alia the criteria for direct cooperation between state parties and private entities when obtaining domain registration information or subscribing to data.
The protocol provides a legal basis for:
- Disclosure of domain name registration information;
- Direct cooperation with service providers for subscriber information;
- Expedited cooperation and disclosure in emergency situations;
- Additional tools for mutual assistance, such as videoconferencing and joint investigation teams.
The text should be open for signature in May 2022.