PARIS (AP) _ Leaders from the Group of Eight nations will gather in Paris next month to discuss ways to crack down on cybercrime, the French Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The conference will unite the public and private sectors from the world's top industrialized nations and Russia to examine issues of cybercrime and how much trust users can have in technology, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne Gazeau-Secret said at a news briefing.

The conference, to be held May 15-17 and co-presided by France and Japan, will also examine possible solutions when cybercrimes occur, Gazeau-Secret said.

The timing of the conference will allow leaders to reflect on cybercrime policies before the annual G-8 summit, Gazeau-Secret said. The annual meeting will be held in July in Okinawa, Japan.

The G-8 consists of Japan, the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Russia.