The aim of the project was to promote broad implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185) and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (CETS 189) and to deliver specific results in terms of legislation, criminal justice capacities and international cooperation.

The project was launched in September 2006 and completed in February 2009.

More than 110 activities were carried out during this period ranging from legislative reviews, training workshops and global conferences to contributions to events organised by others.  The project relied on cooperation with a multitude of other stakeholders, be it national authorities, international organisations as well as the private sector and non-governmental initiatives.

The project, among other things, helped create a global momentum towards the strengthening of legislation and the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime.

The project was possible due to voluntary contributions from Microsoft and Estonia which complemented Council of Europe funding.

Phase 1 was followed up to through the Global Project on Cybercrime (Phase 2).




Project Documentation

Final Project Report

Project Activities

All activities

Project Reports

Studies and reports

Country profiles

Law enforcement - ISP guidelines
Octopus 2007 reports

Octopus 2008 reports

Useful links

Cybercrime Convention (ETS 185)
The Convention in other languages
Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (ETS 189)
The Protocol in other languages


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