The Cybercrime Convention Committee of the Council of Europe has re-elected Markko Künnapu, an official from the Estonian Ministry of Justice, as its chair. Künnapu, who works as adviser at the penal policy department of the Ministry of Justice, was returned to office at last week's meeting in Strasbourg. He was first elected chairman of the committee in 2010, prior to which he served as vice chairman, the Ministry of Justice said.
"Markko Künnapu's re-election as president of the committee for the next two years shows how highly an Estonian's contribution in this position was regarded," Justice Minister Kristen Michal said.
The main task of the committee established in 2006 is to analyse legislation of state parties to the Cybercrime Convention concerning the implementation of the convention and practical problems related to it, find solutions to problems and give recommendations. It also organises exchanges of information about important legal, political and technological developments in the field of computer crime among its members.
Künnapu has been working at the Ministry of Justice since 2005. Before that he worked at the Estonian Ministry of the Interior and the police.
Estonian Re-elected Head of Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention Committee