White paper on crime 2012 Part2/Chapter6/Section1/6
In 2001 a Convention on Cybercrime was adopted by the Council of Europe, which is the world's first comprehensive convention on measures against cybercrime and that provides for:  criminalization of certain acts, including illegal access to computer systems and production of computer viruses, etc.,  establishment of procedural provisions for the search and seizure of computer data, etc., and  mutual legal assistance and extraditions, etc. Japan concluded the said convention in July 2012. As a domestic law relevant to this Convention the Act on Partial Revision of the Penal Code, etc. to Deal with Advances Made in Information Processing, etc. (Act No. 74 of 2011) was enacted in June 2011 and which partially came into effect by June 22, 2012.