Luxembourg – Ratification of the EU Convention on Cybercrime

On 18 July 2014, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ratified and implemented the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, opened for signature in Budapest on 23 November 2001, and its additional protocol on Xenophobia and Racism signed in Strasbourg.

The Law also adapts the national substantive and procedural criminal law by amending the existing provisions of the Criminal Code and adding new offences (interception of computer data, misuse of devices, misuse of electronic signature).

Regulations in the Criminal Procedure Code on the prompt preservation of stored computer data and traffic data are also amended.