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Member States to set up national alert platforms

Indicator Status Evidence
Has the Member State set up a national alert platform? Yes Currently an information and signaling platform is operative in Bulgaria - http://www.cybercrime.bg/ . The site is maintained by the officers from the „Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property and Gambling” division of the CDCOC. The platform is aimed at increasing the awareness of Internet users of the Internet threats and at filing signals for committed computer crimes. There are recommendations published on the site towards children and parents, as well as useful links and legislation. The signal filed through the platform is reviewed directly by officers of the division who can immediately and promptly react to a filed signal for violence of children in the net. The Commission for Personal Data Protection periodically organizes information campaigns in connection with its activities under the Law for Protection of Personal Data. During the last big campaign was created special promo-site with useful information and were prepared information leaflets on different matters, including such, containing useful advises for parents and children about the use of Internet networks and services, which are uploaded on the special site. The access to the site is performed via the Commission’s official website. Aside from practical advises to the parents is provided information about all the sites to which can be submitted information when doubts about uploading messages and documents with harmful content exists, about harassment, as well as about the hotlines for submitting signals where is indicated the procedure to be followed.
Does it serve as a one-stop-shop for the public who can play an active role in reporting illicit online activity? Yes
Does it compile statistics on alerts, thus tracking the development of cybercrime at national level? Yes The national platform maintains statistics for the filed signals concerning violations in the Internet. On 1st June 2012 a campaign for making the site popular was initiated within the project named „Development of the Bulgarian national platform for fight against cybercrimes”, (more information is available on http://www.cybercrime.bg/bg/news/85 ). It should be pointed out that, following the media campaign for making the Internet site popular, the number of visits grew several times bigger. Compared to 6 000 visits on average per month in the period between January and May 2012, we have registered a total of 26 184 in June and 36 196 in July.

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