US embassy cable - 05CAIRO2469

EGYPT: CYBERCRIME DEMARCHE/PROPOSED DOJ VISIT

Identifier: 05CAIRO2469
Wikileaks: View 05CAIRO2469 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Cairo
Created: 2005-03-29 13:56:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Tags: SNAR KCRM EG UNCRIME
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UNCLAS CAIRO 002469 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SNAR, KCRM, EG, UNCRIME 
SUBJECT: EGYPT: CYBERCRIME DEMARCHE/PROPOSED DOJ VISIT 
 
REF: STATE 26851 
 
Sensitive but Unclassified.  Please protect accordingly. 
 
1. (U) On March 27, poloff delivered the points in reftel to 
Assistant Minister of Justice Iskandar Ghattas.  Poloff also 
flagged for Ghattas the proposed visit to Cairo April 11-15 
of DOJ Computer Crimes expert Christopher Painter, for 
consultations with the GOE on cybercrime issues and to attend 
an Interpol conference on the same subject. 
 
2. (SBU) Ghattas did not respond directly to the points in 
reftel, but implied that the GOE remains concerned about the 
USG's opposition to a new global convention on cybercrime. 
"We believe cybercrime is an extremely dangerous issue, 
especially for developing countries," Ghattas remarked. 
Ghattas welcomed the potential visit of DOJ's Christopher 
Painter and undertook to help arrange meetings between 
Painter and appropriate Egyptian interlocutors on the issue 
of cybercrime. 
 
 
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GRAY 

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