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The Council of Europe helps to protect societies worldwide from the threat of cybercrime through the Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism, the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and the technical cooperation programmes on cybercrime.
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Data retention: Opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice

19/07/2016 Luxembourg

The Advocate General today issued his opinion on cases regarding Sweden and the United Kingdom. He “is of the opinion that a general obligation to retain data may be compatible with EU law. The action by Member States against the possibility of imposing such an obligation is, however, subject to...

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Cybercrime@EAP II: workshop on Cooperation of 24/7 points of contact under the Budapest Convention

18/07/2016 Tbilisi, Georgia

Under the Cybercrime@Eastern Partnership II project, the Council of Europe Cybercrime Programme Office has organised a two-day workshop on “Cooperation of 24/7 points of contact under the Budapest Convention with relevant stakeholders and assessment of applicable regulations” in Tbilisi, Georgia,...

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Cybercrime@Octopus: Voluntary contribution by the USA

18/07/2016 Strasbourg, France

The United States Department of State and the Council of Europe signed a new contribution agreement through which the USA will continue their support to the project Cybercrime@Octopus. Funds will be used to assist countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the reform of cybercrime...

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Cybercrime@EAP III: mapping study on public/private cooperation

01/07/2016 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime@EAP III project has completed the first stage of the “Study on mapping current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks of public/private cooperation on cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership region”. Under this stage, assessment teams composed of Council of Europe experts and...

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