Octopus Interface 2007

Octopus Interface 2007 

Cooperation against Cybercrime

11-12 June 2007, Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg, France
 Societies worldwide rely on information and communication technologies. However, the increasing dependency on such technologies is accompanied by a growing vulnerability to criminal intrusion and misuse. In response to these challenges the Council of Europe adopted the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185) in 2001 and the Protocol on the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed through Computer Systems (ETS 189) in 2003.


The aims of the Conference were :

to promote the use of the Cybercrime Convention and its Protocol as a guideline for the development of national legislation and practices

to encourage wide and rapid ratification and accession to these treaties and their effective implementation

to strengthen cooperation among different initiatives by enabling stakeholders to make better use of existing opportunities and to explore new ones.

The following issues were on the agenda:

The identification of new cybercrime threats
The effectiveness of cybercrime legislation
Initiatives of other organisations and stakeholders
Public-private partnerships
International cooperation and the functioning of 24/7 points of contact.


Some 140 representatives from 55 countries, international organisation as well as the private sector participated.

At the closure of the Conference a Summary of the discussions and presentations was discussed and adopted by participants.

The Conference was followed by the meeting of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) on 13 – 14 June 2007 at the same premises.

List of Participants
Conference summary
Compte rendu de la conférence
Резюме конференции
Cybercrime legislation (questionnaire)
Cybercrime Convention Committee
The Convention on Cybercrime
The Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism
Euronews coverage of Octopus Interface 2004 (“Europeans”)
Alexander Seger
Department of Technical Cooperation, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs,
Council of Europe, 67075 Strasbourg CEDEX, France
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Fax +33-3-9021-5650
or +33-3-8841-3955
e-mail: alexander.seger@coe.int

For administrative questions: Carole Spiegel
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e-mail carole.spiegel@coe.int