The term “cybercrime” was established in the Budapest Convention of 2001, taking into account realities formerly included in the category of “computer crime” that was referred to by the Portuguese Law (under former Law No 109/91).

Both provisions provide for specific legal types of crime against computer systems or information systems. However, both in common sense and in judicial practice, cybercrime has proved to be much more comprehensive, including many other crimes, of a different nature, which have as their common denominator to be practiced using the technologies. They apply the same methods and models of investigation of cybercrime, being necessary to obtain proof in digital format, sometimes by means of skills. They are within this broad concept of cybercrime, for example, scams on Internet sales platforms, the online dissemination of child pornography and also the insults or defamations committed through information systems.

Two experts in the field were invited to talk about cybercrime, data protection, security measures to protect minors in cyberspace, and research and testing in the digital world.