In its resolution 65/230, the General Assembly requested the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to establish, in line with paragraph 42 of the Salvador Declaration on Comprehensive Strategies for Global Challenges: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Systems and Their Development in a Changing World, an open-ended intergovernmental expert group, to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime and responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector, including the exchange of information on national legislation, best practices, technical assistance and international cooperation, with a view to examining options to strengthen existing and to propose new national and international legal or other responses to cybercrime.
The first meeting of the open-ended intergovernmental expert group to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime was held from 17 to 21 January 2011. The second meeting of the expert group was held from 25 to 28 February 2013, the third meeting of the expert group took place from 10 to 13 April 2017, the fourth meeting took place from 3 to 5 April 2018 and the fifth meeting took place from 27-29 March 2019.
At its fourth meeting, the expert group adopted the workplan of the expert group for the period 2018-2021. In accordance with the workplan, in 2020, the EGM will discuss international cooperation and prevention. Moreover, no later than 2021, the expert group will hold a stocktaking meeting to discuss the preliminary conclusions and recommendations emanating from the work done by the EGM in period 2018-2020 and its future work.
The sixth meeting of the expert group will take place from 27-29 July 2020 in Vienna, Austria.