OCTOPUS Conference 2016 OCTOPUS Conference 2016
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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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GLACY+: Developing cybersecurity and cybercrime policies in Senegal

16-17 January 2017 Dakar, Senegal

GLACY+ kicked off its activities in 2017 with the advisory mission and workshop on cybersecurity and cybercrime policies held in Dakar, Senegal on 16-17 January. As a follow-up to the country’s accession to the Budapest Convention in December 2016, this mission aimed to further promote the...

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The Budapest Convention: key to protect against hacking

18 January 2017 Strasbourg, France

In an interview with the German news agency DPA, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe warned against drastic measures against Fake News as this could amount to censorship. He pointed at hacking attacks as the main risk. The Council of Europe is currently aiming to enhance...

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iPROCEEDS: Online Financial Fraud and Credit Card Fraud Workshop

16-17 January 2017 Belgrade, Serbia

In the past years the world saw an increase in CEO fraud, a crime which affects businesses of all sizes in both the private and public sector with tens of thousands of victims worldwide resulting in the loss of billions. Payment cards remain a very popular payment method and therefore a target...

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Accession by Senegal to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

16 December 2016 Strasbourg, France

Senegal deposited the instrument of accession and became the 51st State Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Another 16 have either signed or been invited to accede. Senegal also deposited the instrument of accession to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. 26 States are now Party to...

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