US and UK strengthen cyber collaboration

Thursday - 5/26/2011, 8:30am EDT

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have announced their shared vision for global cybersecurity. They say that networked technology now provides one of the essential foundations for opportunities and growth. And, they say that means peace, security, and individual rights also must apply in cyberspace. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. and 30 other countries as parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the world's foremost treaty to combat cybercrime internationally. The move permits effective cooperation between nations; many cybercrimes cross national boundaries.

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