Hungarian policy on cybercrime

The Hungarian National Cyber Security Strategy is defined in two main documents: Government Decision No 1035/2012 (21 February) on Hungary’s National Security Strategy; and Government Decision No 1139/2013 (21 March) on Hungarys National Cyber Security Strategy. According to this last document, the Hungarian cyber security strategy 'aims at developing a free and secure cyberspace and protecting national sovereignty in the national and international context, which has undergone a significant change due to the emergence of the cyberspace, a new medium which has become a key factor in the 21st century. Furthermore, it aims at protecting the activities and guaranteeing the security of national economy and society, securely adapting technological innovations to facilitate economic growth, and establishing international cooperation in this regard in line with Hungary’s national interests.' Both documents were drafted bearing in mind the international examples and the importance of international involvement as well as the trends and challenges, so they provide a suitable strategic framework for domestic cooperation and coordination as well as for international cooperation. These strategic documents attach great importance to the issue of cyber security and discuss the action to be taken against cybercrime, focusing on the tasks of guaranteeing a secure online environment.The objectives stated in the National Cyber Security Strategy are the following:

a, Government coordination.

b, Improved cooperation and efficient information sharing.

c, Specialised institutions.

d, Regulation.

e, International cooperation projects.

f, Awareness.

g, Education, research & development.

h, Child protection.

i, Motivation of business actors.

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