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Cybercrime The Council of Europe helps 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 Programme on Cybercrime [Clip]

Standards: the Convention and its Protocol

The Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe is the only binding international instrument on this issue. It serves as a guideline for any country developing comprehensive national legislation against Cybercrime and as a framework for international cooperation between State Parties to this treaty.

The Convention is supplemented by a Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems.

 

triangle The Convention (CETS 185)

The Convention in other languages

The Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (ETS 189)

The Protocol in other languages

triangle Compilation of adopted Guidance Notes


The Convention Committee (T-CY)


The Convention on Cybercrime foresees regular consultations of the Parties who meet at least once per year as the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY).


T-CY Committee page

T-CY reports


Capacity Building Programmes on Cybercrime


The Council of Europe through its previous technical cooperation projects and now through C-PROC is assisting countries worldwide in the strengthening of their criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

 

GLACY (2013 - 2016)

CyberCrime@Octopus (2014 - 2016)

CyberCrime@EAP project (2011 - 2014)


Global Project on Cybercrime (Phase 3 completed)

CyberCrime@IPA project (completed)

Global Project on Cybercrime (Phase 2 completed)

Project on Cybercrime (Phase 1 completed)

Project on Cybercrime in Georgia (completed)


UPDATE


 

Wanted: Seconded Official on Cybercrime

 

 

[Strasbourg, 1 September 2014] The Council of Europe is looking for a seconded official to support the Cybercrime Convention Committee as well as capacity building activities worldwide. Proposals should be submitted to the Directorate of Human Resources, by 3 November 2014.

 

For further information:


 

 

INTERPOL/EUROPOL Cybercrime Conference 2014 (Singapore, 1 – 3 October 2014)

 

[Bucharest, 29 August 2014] The GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime will support the participation of cybercrime specialists from more than 20 countries in the 2nd INTERPOL/EUROPOL cybercrime conference. This is to facilitate international networking between specialized cybercrime units. GLACY is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. The European Cybercrime Centre EC3 at EUROPOL is a project partner. The conference will be hosted by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.

 

For further information:


 

GLACY: Capacity building in Mauritius - Conference and workshops

 

[Strasbourg, 31 July 2014] Under the GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime, the Council of Europe will support a series of capacity building activities in Mauritius from 11 to 14 August 2014. Topics include the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, law enforcement access to data, judicial and law enforcement training strategies, child protection, criminal law reform and international cooperation. The conference on 11 August will be opened by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology of Mauritius.


Tender Notice - Consultancy services on capacity building on cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 30 June 2014] The Council of Europe is looking for consultancy services on capacity building on cybercrime, if you are interested please consult the Tender Notice.


Action on cybercrime: Article 15 safeguards and law enforcement access to data

[Strasbourg, 19 June 2014] An international conference on rule of law safeguards under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and law enforcement access to data is being held on 19 and 20 June 2014 at the Council of Europe.

The evolution and proliferation of information and communication technologies – and with it of crime – are causing major challenges and are adversely affecting the ability of criminal justice authorities to protect people against crime. Challenges include the transnational nature of cybercrime, uncertainty regarding the location of data and jurisdiction, and questions related to transborder access to data for criminal justice purposes.

The aim of the conference is to identify solutions allowing law enforcement to obtain electronic evidence not only in an effective manner but also in a manner consistent with rule of law and data protection requirements.

The conference is part of a dialogue of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) with other multiple stakeholders on the question of transborder access to data. It brings together some 100 cybercrime experts as well as data protection authorities, civil society, industry and academia.


Official opening of C-PROC

[Bucharest, 2 June 2014] The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe in Bucharest, Romania, was officially opened on 2 June 2014. Prime Minister Victor Ponta underlined the commitment of his government to international cooperation on cybercrime, Vice-Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea, responsible for security matters, stressed the importance of inter-agency cooperation at domestic levels and the measures taken by Romania to this effect. The head of the C-PROC, Alexander Seger (Council of Europe) pointed at role of the Office with regard to capacity building worldwide. Capacity building was both an “urgent necessity and a policy choice”. The Office is the result of an initiative of Prime Minister Victor Ponta and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.


GLACY/ CyberCrime@EAP: International workshop on mainstreaming judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence, Bucharest, Romania, 2-3 June 2014

[Strasbourg, 19 May 2014] In 2009, the Council of Europe adopted a concept on cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors, tested it successfully in South-eastern Europe, and developed several training materials (Basic course, advanced course, Electronic Evidence Guide). The aim of the workshop is to support the implementation of this concept in domestic judicial training concepts of beneficiary countries under CyberCrime@EAP and GLACY.


GLACY/ CyberCrime@EAP: International workshop on Law enforcement training strategies and access to training materials, The Hague, Netherlands, 12-16 May 2014

[Strasbourg, 19 May 2014] The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) hosted an international workshop on Law enforcement training strategies and access to training materials. Addressed to representatives of law enforcement training institutions and cybercrime units, the workshop aimed at helping the development of domestic law enforcement training strategies and facilitating the access to training materials developed by ECTEG (European Cybercrime Training and Education Group).


Project Cybercrime@Octopus: contribution by Japan

[Strasbourg, 13 May 2014] Japan continues its support to Council of Europe activities against cybercrime through a voluntary contribution for the forthcoming Conference on Article 15 Safeguards and Criminal Justice Access to Data (Strasbourg, 19-20 June). This event is organized under the Project Cybercrime@Octopus.


Conference on Article 15 safeguards and criminal justice access to data, 19-20 June 2014 : registrations open

Following the public hearing held on 3 June 2013, the report of the Transborder Group for 2013 and the decision of the 10th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), the dialogue with relevant stakeholders on transborder access to data is to be continued in 2014.

Thus, a Conference on Article 15 safeguards and criminal justice access to data will be held on 19-20 June 2014, in Strasbourg. This conference is open to representatives of civil society organisations, Internet Service Providers (including ISP associations), social media, cloud service providers, e-commerce platforms, members and observers in the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and other interested stakeholders. 


Cybercrime capacity building at the UN Crime Commission

[Strasbourg, 24 April 2014] On 14 May in Vienna, the Council of Europe will organize a side-event on “cybercrime capacity building” at the 23rd session of the UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The event is to illustrate how cooperation programmes can help societies meet the challenge of cybercrime. Partners are the Governments of Estonia, Japan, Norway, Romania and Panama, the Department of Justice of the Philippines, the Organisation of American States (OAS), and the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI).


C-PROC in operation

[Bucharest, 8 April 2014] The new Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe in Bucharest, Romania, is now operational. The C-PROC is responsible for assisting countries worldwide in the strengthening of their criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


LATAM workshop on cybercrime legislation in Mexico City

Accelerating accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime by countries of Latin America is the objective of an international workshop organised by the Government of Mexico and the Council of Europe from 31 March to 2 April in Mexico City.

The workshop was opened on Monday morning by Mariana Benítez, Deputy Prosecutor General of Mexico, who pointed at the efforts currently underway in Mexico to complete the accession process in the coming months.

Much of the discussion on the first day focused on the Budapest Convention as providing a framework reconciling the obligation of public authorities to prosecute cybercrime with rule of law and human rights principles. Aleida Alavez Ruiz, Vice Chair of Federal Chamber of Representatives and member of the Mexican delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, also called for the accession by Mexico to data protection convention 108 of the Council of Europe.

Some 200 representatives from the legislative, judicial and executive powers and private sector representatives from Mexico, and well as representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay and Peru participate in the event.


GLACY Conference: Getting started, 24-27 March 2014, Dakar, Senegal

[Strasbourg, 31 March 2014] The “GLACY - Getting Started” conference was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24 to 27 March 2014. It was opened by the Minister of Interior of Senegal, Mr. Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, by Mr. Marc Boucey, Delegation of the European Union in Dakar, and by Alexander Seger, Council of Europe. More than 100 representatives and cybercrime experts from some 30 countries participated in plenary sessions and workshops.

 


UK voluntary contribution for West Africa and C-PROC

[Strasbourg, 14 March 2014] The United Kingdom made a voluntary contribution to the Cybercrime@Octopus project. The funds are to support a regional workshop on cyber laws in West Africa and the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe in Bucharest, Romania.


Cyber legislation in the ECOWAS region

[Strasbourg, 7 March 2014] The Council of Europe will support a multi-agency workshop to promote the harmonization of cyber legislation in West Africa. The workshop will be hosted by the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, from 18 to 21 March 2014.


GLACY: Launching Conference (24-27 March 2014, Dakar, Senegal)

[Strasbourg, 6 March 2014, Strasbourg] The Launching Conference of the EU/COE Joint Project on Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) will be held on 24-27 March, in Dakar, Senegal.

The Conference will gather senior officials from GLACY priority countries (Mauritius, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa and Tonga), members of the project teams of these countries, representatives of Parties to the Budapest Convention and States invited to accede as well as experts.


Panama joins Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 5 March 2014] Panama has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 42, including also Australia, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mauritius and the USA.


LATAM workshop on cybercrime in Mexico City

[Strasbourg, 3 March 2014] The Government of Mexico and the Council of Europe will undertake a joint effort to promote accession the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime by countries of Latin America. A workshop will be held in Mexico City on 1-2 April.


United States support to capacity building

[Strasbourg, 26 February 2014] The US Department of State made a voluntary contribution to the Cybercrime@Octopus project. This contribution is fund capacity building activities to assist countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


Cybercrime - Call for the Position of Project Manager

[Strasbourg, 30 Januray 2014] The Council of Europe has published a vacancy notice for the position of Project Manager to support the implementation of the joint European Union and Council of Europe project GLACY (Global Action on Cybercrime).

This competition will also serve to establish a reserve list of candidates for similar positions in the near future.

Deadline for applications: 23 February 2014


The Cybercrime Team of the Council of Europe sends you

Season's Greetings

and looks forward to cooperating with you in 2014!

  • Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), Strasbourg, 17-20 June 2013


International organisations recommend accession to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 7 December 2013] The Octopus Conference on Cybercrime noted increasing international harmonisation of cybercrime legislation and welcomed that bodies such as the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Conference of Ministers of Ibero-American States (COMJIB) recommend accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


Council of Europe and Microsoft sign partnership on cybercrime and rule of law safeguards

[Strasbourg, 3 December 2013] The Council of Europe and Microsoft have signed an agreement on Microsoft’s contribution to the new Cybercrime@Octopus project.


Voluntary contributions by Germany, Estonia and Monaco

[Strasbourg, 23 November 2013] Germany made a voluntary contribution to facilitate the participation of experts from Africa and Asia in the Octopus Conference (Strasbourg, 4-6 December). Estonia and Monaco are the first donors of the new project CyberCrime@OCTOPUS. This project will commence in January 2014 and is to support future Octopus conferences, capacity building activities as well as the work of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY).


Mauritius joins the Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 21 November 2013] Mauritius today deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 41, including also Australia, Dominican Republic, Japan and the USA.


Cybercrime - Call for short-term consultants

[Strasbourg, 7 November 2013] The Council of Europe has launched a call to establish a short-list of consultants to support the implementation of the joint project Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) of the Council of Europe and the European Union.

Deadline for application: 12th November 2013


Cybercrime - Call for local recruitment C-PROC

[Strasbourg, 6 November 2013] The Council of Europe has published positions for local recruitment for C-PROC.

Deadline for application: 20 November 2013


CyberCrime @ EAP: Strategic priorities adopted

[Kyiv, Ukraine, 31 October 2013] Participants in a conference organised in Kyiv, Ukraine, under the joint Council of Europe/EU project on cooperation against cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership region, adopted today a set of strategic priorities. These are to provide guidance to cybercrime policies by countries of this region but also facilitate future capacity building programmes in this region.

  • CyberCrime@EAP : Strategic Priorities EN - RU


Booklet “You and the Internet” for children and youth people by the Prosecutor General office of Portugal

[Strasbourg, 31 October 2013] Within the framework of a new project on crimes against children launched by the Prosecutor General office of Portugal, a booklet “You and the Internet” for children and youth people has been released. The booklet is aimed at informing children and youth people on criminal behaviours on the internet, the procedure to complain and non-criminal answers to protect them against the misuse of internet. This initiative is an example for other countries to follow.


Cybercrime - Call for short-term consultants

[Strasbourg, 24 October 2013] The Council of Europe has launched a call to establish a short-list of consultants to support the implementation of the joint project Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) of the Council of Europe and the European Union.

Deadline for application: 12th November 2013


GLACY to be launched

[Strasbourg, 22 October 2013] On 18 October 2013, the Council of Europe and the European Union signed the new joint project Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY). With a budget of EUR 3.35 million and a duration of three years, it will support countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. GLACY is funded by the EU’s Instrument for Stability (IfS) and the Council of Europe.


Council of Europe sets up Cybercrime Programme Office in Romania

[Strasbourg, 15 October 2013] The Council of Europe will set up a Programme Office on Cybercrime in Bucharest (Romania) to manage its global capacity building activities in this area.

A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed in Bucharest today by Titus Corlăţean, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta had made the offer to host such an office in Bucharest during meetings with Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in March and April this year.

The international community has reached broad agreement on capacity building as an effective approach to address the challenge of cybercrime. The establishment of the Office will allow the Council of Europe to respond to respond to growing requests for support in an effective manner.


Capacity building on cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 10 October 2013] A working paper is now available to contribute to international discussions on capacity building as an effective way to address the challenge of cybercrime. Capacity building is on the agenda of the forthcoming Seoul Cyberspace Conference, the Internet Governance Forum in Bali and the Octopus Conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime.


Octopus 2013 : Registration now open

[Strasbourg, 7 October 2013] Registration is open to participate to the Octopus Conference on Cooperation against cybercrime which will be held in Strasbourg from 4 to 6 December 2013.

Deadline for registration : 8 November 2013


Cybercrime - Call for secondment

[Strasbourg, 17 September 2013] The Council of Europe has launched a call for the secondment of a cybercrime expert to support capacity buidling activities and the Cybercrime Convention Committee.


Colombia invited to accede to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 12 Septembre 2013] Today, Colombia was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. In total, 62 States are now either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede.


Sri Lanka: workshop on capacity building

[Strasbourg, 11 September 2013] The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka and the Council of Europe will joint hold a workshop on cybercrime capacity building with a focus on judicial and law enforcement training (Colombo, 4-5 Octobre 2013).


Octopus 2013

[Strasbourg, 11 September 2013] The Octopus Conference on Cooperation against cybercrime will be held in Strasbourg from 4 to 6 December 2013. Registration will be open from October.


The Czech Republic joins Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 22 August 2013] The Czech Republic has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention to become the 40th Party to this treaty.


East Africa workshop on effective cybercrime legislation

[Strasbourg, 19 August 2013] The Government of Tanzania, the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP), the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI) and the Council of Europe will jointly hold a regional workshop which is to foster more consistent and effective cybercrime legislation in Eastern Africa.


Japan makes voluntary contribution

[Strasbourg, 5 July 2013] The Government of Japan today made a voluntary contribution to the Global Project on Cybercrime (Phase 3). This is the third consecutive contribution from Japan in support of the annual Octopus Conference. Octopus 2013 will be held from 4 to 6 December.

The agreement was signed by Ambassador Susumu Hasegawa, Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of Europe, and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General.


Mauritius invited to accede to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 20 June 2013] On 20 June 2013,Mauritius was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Mauritius to become a Party.

In total, 61 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede.


Guidance Notes adopted by the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY)

[Strasbourg, 6 June 2013]  The draft Guidance Notes on botnets, identity theft, DDOS attacks, critical information and infrastructure attacks and malware have been adopted by the 9th Plenary of the T-CY (4-5 June 2013). Guidance Notes are aimed at facilitating the effective use and implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in the light of new developments. They represent the common understanding of the Parties to this treaty regarding the use of the Convention. In total, including the Guidance Note on computer system, six Guidance Notes are now available.


Protecting children against online sexual violence in South-east Asia (Manila, 23-24 May 2013)

[Strasbourg, 22 May 2013] Law enforcement cooperation and the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions can be effective tools to protect children against online sexual violence. The Department of Justice of the Philippines and the Council of Europe will promote these tools through regional workshop for ASEAN countries that will be held in Manila from 23 to 24 May 2013.


Workshop on Effective International Cooperation in the area of Cybercrime (Tokyo, 20-21 May 2013)

[Strasbourg, 22 May 2013] The Government of Japan and the Council of Europe co-organised a workshop on the effective international cooperation in the area of cybercrime investigation and prosecution. The workshop underlined that several countries such as Malaysia, Tonga, Indonesia, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Thailand could already consider seeking accession to the Budapest Convention given the laws in place. The Philippines have already been invited and Japan and Australia (which also participated in the event) are already parties.


Guidance Note # 5, # 6 and # 7 on the use of the Budapest Convention now available

[Strasbourg, 17 May 2013] Three new draft guidance notes are now available for further discussions by T-CY members.


Israel invited to accede to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 02 May 2013] On 2 May 2013, Israel was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Israel to become a Party.

In total, 61 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede.


Monaco signed the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 2 May 2013] Monaco signed today the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185).Thus, 45 out of 47 member States of the Council of Europe have now either signed or ratified the Budapest Convention. In total, 60 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede.

Monaco has been a partner in the Global Project on Cybercrime and made several voluntary contributions to the project since 2009.


CyberCrime@IPA Assessment Report

[Strasbourg, 30 June 2013] The adopted Assessment Report on criminal justice capabilities on cybercrime and electronic evidence in South-eastern Europe is now available.


Andorra signed the Budapest Convention and its Additional Protocol

[Strasbourg, 23 April 2013] Andorra today signed the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185) and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (CETS 189).

39 States are now Parties to the Budapest  Convention and 11 States have signed it.

20 States ratified the Protocol and 16 States have signed it.


CyberCrime@IPA: Closing Conference (29-30 April 2013, Budva, Montenegro)

[Strasbourg, 23 April 2013] After 30 months of implementation the joint regional project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, which has assisted countries from the Western Balkans and Turkey to take measures against cybercrime, is coming to an end.

Representatives of the project areas will meet during the Closing Conference to discuss the progress made under the project and to adopt the Assessment Report.

The Conference will provide also the opportunity for the judicial training institutions from the region to discuss future cooperation, including within the framework of the regional Judicial Pilot Centre established by the project in Zagreb, Croatia.


T-CY Public hearing, 3 June 2013, Strasbourg, France

[Strasbourg, 16 April 2013] The Cybercrime Convention Committee organises a public hearing of private sector and civil societies on the issue of transborder access to data. Deadline for registration and submitting written comments: 15 May 2013.

For more information, see the following links:


Guidance Note 4 on identity theft available

[Strasbourg, 16 April 2013] A new draft guidance note on identity theft and phishing in relation to fraud is now available for further discussions by T-CY members


Protecting children against online sexual violence in South-east Asia (Manila, 23-24 May 2013)

[Strasbourg, 15 April 2013] Law enforcement cooperation and the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions can be effective tools to protect children against online sexual violence. The Department of Justice of the Philippines and the Council of Europe will promote these tools through regional workshop for ASEAN countries that will be held in Manila from 23 to 24 May 2013.


CyberCrime@EAP: Peer-to-peer assessment visits

[Strasbourg, 5 April 2013] In April, assessment visits are organised to every project country of CyberCrime@EAP (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, The Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in order to determine progress made with respect to:

  • cybercrime legislation
  • specialised institutions and international cooperation
  • judicial and law enforcement training
  • law enforcement – Internet service provider cooperation
  • international cooperation
  • financial investigations

The results will help identify strategic priorities for future work.


Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum (Yaounde, Cameroon, 22-26 April 2013)

[Strasbourg, 4 April 2013] The Forum will be organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) and is aimed at “Bringing Safety, Resilience and Security into Cyberspace”. Topics for discussion include the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime as a multi-lateral legislative framework and the opportunities that it provides for African countries. Cameroon and other countries have adopted laws but require further assistance to build up the necessary criminal justice capacities. The Council of Europe is co-sponsoring this event under its Global Project on Cybercrime.


Contribution to the Commonwealth Working Group on Cybercrime

Use of the Budapest Convention by the Commonwealth countries

At the request of the Commonwealth Working Group, a study has been carried out by the Council of Europe under the Global Project on Cybercrime highlighting the use by a majority of countries of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and/or the Commonwealth model in drafting legislation. The report is to help the Working Group identify good practices and give an initial idea of the need for further legal reforms in Commonwealth countries.


World Bank Round Table on enhanced international cooperation against cybercrime

The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) will hold a Round Table to discuss, among other things, the role of the Budapest Convention and of development cooperation organisations in partnerships against cybercrime, including enhanced capacity building. The Round Table will take place on 19 April at the World Bank in Washington DC.  The Council of Europe on 15 March 2013 endorsed and became a partner in the GFLJD.


Guidance Notes on the use of the Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 21 February 2013] Draft Guidance Notes on "botnets" and "transborder access to data" are now available for further discussion by T-CY members.  Guidance Notes are aimed at facilitating the effective use and implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in the light of new developments. They represent the common understanding of the Parties to this treaty regarding the use of the Convention.


 Cooperation against cybercrime: Progress made in 2012

[Strasbourg, 21 February 2013] A review of Council of Europe activities on cybercrime carried out in 2012 shows that much progress was made in terms of political support and enlarged membership in the Budapest Convention, the effectiveness of this treaty through peer-to-peer assessments, the adoption of the report on transborder access to data, and capacity building.

The year 2013 is expected to see more States joining the Budapest Convention, steps towards more efficient international cooperation, the adoption of Guidance Notes, work on a Protocol to the Convention and the launch of a new joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Union to support countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention.


 High-level conference on strategic priorities (Croatia, 13-15 February 2013)

[Strasbourg, 18 February 2013] Ministers and senior officials from South-eastern Europe adopted a declaration on “strategic priorities in the cooperation against cybercrime” at an international conference held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 13 to 15 February 2013.

The event was held under the CyberCrime@IPA joint project on cybercrime of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Building on the progress made since the launch of the project, the Conference was aimed of committing decision-makers to specific targets. The “declaration” offers a blue-print for consistent measures aimed at the strengthening of legislation, criminal justice capacities, public-private cooperation, the confiscation of criminal money on the Internet and efficient international cooperation.

The meeting gathered more than 100 cybercrime experts and officials from European countries, but also from Argentina, Botswana, South Africa and the USA as well as the private sector and international organisations.

Discussions confirmed that CyberCrime@IPA can serve as an example of good practice for capacity building in any region of the world. Tools such as the judicial training modules, the electronic evidence guide, the study on specialised cybercrime units and others will be widely shared.

When adopting the declaration, Croatian Minister of Interior Ranko Ostojić, Deputy Minister of Justice Sandra Artuković Kunšt and other ministers and senior officials confirmed their commitment to “promote adherence to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime at the global level”.


Dominican Republic: Accession to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 7 February 2013] The Dominican Republic today deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 39, including also Australia, Japan and the USA.


EU Cybersecurity Strategy supports capacity building and the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

[Brussels, 7 February 2013] The Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union published today underlines once more that the European Union promotes the Convention on Cybercrime within the EU and internationally:

"To address cybercrime, the Budapest Convention is an instrument open for adoption by third countries. It provides a model for drafting national cybercrime legislation and a basis for international co-operation in this field."

The strategy emphasises the need for capacity building and that the European Union will engage with other partners in such efforts in third countries. It furthermore states that “the EU does not call for the creation of new international legal instruments for cyber issues.”


Budapest Convention is a performance indicator for cybersecurity, finds Microsoft study

[Strasbourg, 6 February 2013] A whitepaper just released by Microsoft linking cybersecurity policy and performance shows “significant differences in security outcomes between countries” that have, for example, signed or ratified the Convention on Cybercrime:

“We found that countries adopting or implementing certain policies, including international treaties like the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime … are more likely to over-perform on a key cybersecurity metric compared to countries that have not adopted the same policies.”


Assessing implementation of the Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 25 January 2013] In December 2012, the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) adopted its first report assessing how Parties implement the Budapest Convention. This report is now public. It covers the expedited preservation provisions of Articles 16, 17, 29 and 30. Such assessments will further enhance the effectiveness of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The 2013 round will focus on the efficiency of international cooperation.


Join the Octopus Community!

[Strasbourg, 22 January 2013] The Octopus Cybercrime Community is a forum linking up the many hundred public and private sector cybercrime experts from all over the world that participate in Octopus Conferences and other Council of Europe activities against cybercrime.

It is an opportunity to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation against cybercrime.


Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in Mongolian language

[Strasbourg,14 January 2013] Within the framework of cooperation in cybercrime matters between Mongolia and the Council of Europe, and following a capacity building workshop in Ulaanbataar in May 2012, the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is now available in Mongolian.


The Cybercrime Team of the Council of Europe sends you

Season's Greetings

and looks forward to cooperating with you in 2013!


UK contribution to the Global Project on Cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 19 December 2012] On 18 December, Ambassador Matthew Johnson, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe, and Mrs Gabriella Battain-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General signed an agreement under which the UK contributes GBP 100,000 to the Global Project on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe.


T-CY: Report on Transborder Access adopted

[Strasbourg, 6 December 2012] The 8th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) concluded on 6 December. Among other things the T-CY adopted the report on Transborder Access to Data and Jurisdiction.


Protecting children against online sexual violence: benchmark study

[Strasbourg, 4 December 2012] A new discussion paper is now available showing how the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the Lanzarote Convention on the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children serve as criminal law benchmarks to protect children. The study is to be presented at the forthcoming conference of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) in Abu Dhabi from 11 to 13 December. 


Australia: accession to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 30 November 2012] Australia today desposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of Parties to 38.


 

Panama invited to accede to Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 15 November 2012] On 15 November 2012, Panama was invited to accede to Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Panama to become a Party. So far, nine States have been invited to accede to this treaty.


Voluntary contribution by Monaco

[Strasbourg, 22 November 2012] Monaco has made a voluntary contribution to support Phase 3 of the Global Project on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe.  This project assists countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Donors now include Estonia, Japan, Monaco, Romania, the United Kingdom and Microsoft.;


Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (5-6 December 2012)

[Strasbourg, 14 November 2012] The 8th T-CY plenary session will be held on 5 and 6 December 2012 in Strasbourg. On the agenda: Assessment of Articles 16, 17, 29 and 30 - discussion and adoption of report; (b) Transborder access to data - report of the Ad-hoc Group. Due to the Xmas Market period, it is strongly recommended that participants arrange hotel accommodation at an early stage.


Internet Governance Forum: Pre-event on Budapest Convention (Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 November 2012)

[Strasbourg, 31 August, 2012] The IGF 2012 will take place from 6 - 9 November in Baku, Azerbaijan. On 5 November, the Council of Europe will hold a pre-workshop on "Protecting you and your rights: Article 15 of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime" at the premises of the IGF. It will focus on the question: what rule of law and human rights conditions are to be met when investigating cybercrime?

The workshop is organised under the CyberCrime@IPA and CyberCrime@EAP regional joint projects of the Council of Europe and the European Union. It is open to IGF participants.


International Workshop on the Electronic Evidence Guide (4-5 September 2012,"The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

[Strasbourg, 22 August 2012] The event in Struga will gather investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors to discuss the final version of the Guide. A number of experts from other regions, including representatives from Eastern Partnership countries, are expected to contribute to the finalisation of the guide.

The Electronic Evidence Guide is being developed under the CyberCrime@IPA joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Union. A draft version of the document had already discussed during the Octopus Conference on 7 June 2012


Australia adopts legislation on Cybercrime

[Canberra, 22 August 2012] On 22 August 2012, the Senate of Australia passed new legislation on cybercrime. This will allow Australia to be become a Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime according to a press release of the Office of the Attorney-General of Australia. In September 2010 Australia had been invited to accede to the Convention on Cybercrime.


Belgium ratifies Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 20 August 2012] Belgium today deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on 20 August 2012. This will increase the number of Parties to 37.


Octopus Conference – Key messages online

[Strasbourg, 5 July 2012] The full version of the key messages and workshop summaries of the Octopus Conference on Cybercrime (Strasbourg, 6-8 June 2012) is now available online


Japan joins Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 3 July 2012] Japan today deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 36.


Austria ratifies Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 13 June 2012] Austria deposited today the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Following Georgia on 6 June during the Octopus Conference, and Malta on 12 April, this will bring the number of Parties to 35.


Octopus Conference 2012 closes

[Strasbourg, 8 June 2012] The 2012 Octopus conference was held in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 June. It comprised of a series of plenary and workshop sessions with a specific focus on public/private information exchange, cybercrime legislation and transborder access to data.

 

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Thorbjørn Jagland addressed the participants of the conference in the opening session. He noted that there are huge challenges that remain in front of us in the fight against cybercrime, and that there is a need for concrete actions to meet these challenges. To see the full text of his remarks please click here.

The Conference was officially closed by Mrs. Maud de-Boer Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. She emphasised the importance of effective international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime as one of the key challenges that remains ahead of us all. To see her full remarks please click here.

The Octopus conference was preceded by the plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (4-5 June). Participation in the T-CY is restricted.
 


Georgia becomes  a party to the Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185)

[Strasbourg, 6 June 2012] Georgia has approved its cybercrime bill, thus has joined the parties to the Convention on Cybercrime, which now counts 34 parties.


Cybercrime & Network Security Conference (New Delhi,  India, 10 May 2012)

[Strasbourg, 25 April 2012] The Council of Europe and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India cooperate once again in an international conference on cybercrime and cybersecurity. The event will take place on 10 May 2012 at the Hotel Meridien in New Delhi.


Malta ratifies the Budapest Convention

[Strasbourg, 12 April 2012] On 12 April, Malta deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime thus bringing the number of Parties to 33.


PWG: CECOS VI in Prague (25-27 April 2012)

[Strasbourg, 27 April 2012] The sixth annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CECOS VI) focus on the shifting nature of cybercrime. It was held from 25-27 April in Prague, Czech Republic. The Council of Europe - through its Global Project on Cybercrime - was a programme partner.

 


CyberCrime@IPA: Regional workshop on expedited international cooperation (28-29 March 2012, Skopje, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

[Strasbourg, 4 April 2012] Representatives from Ministries of Justice and Prosecution Services of project areas met to discuss the ways to improve the handling of international cooperation requests related to cybercrime.

Based on previous activities organised under the project, a number of experts from USA, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Romania as well as private sector and other initiatives (European Union project - IPA 2008 DET-ILECUs II) and Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) were invited to share their experience.

The regional workshop was followed by the 3rd Steering Committee meeting of the CyberCrime@IPA project on 30 March.


CyberCrime@IPA: Country-specific Workshop on Legislation (26 March 2012, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina )

[Strasbourg, 4 April 2012] In cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the CyberCrime@IPA project organised a national workshop on cybercrime legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event gathered representatives of the institutions responsible for drafting legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina from state, entities and district levels, as well as, members of the team on harmonisation of criminal legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The participants in the workshop discussed existent gaps and further needs for reform in view of compliance of the domestic legislation with the Convention on Cybercrime and related international standards.


CyberCrime@EAP: Regional Workshop on High Tech Crime Units (20-21 March 2012, Tbilisi , Georgia)

[Strasbourg, 4 April 2012] Representatives of the high tech crime units, 24/7 points of contacts and prosecution services from the EAP countries met in Tbilisi to discuss good practices on setting-up specialised cybercrime units and interagency cooperation in cybercrime investigations among national authorities.


Council of Europe adopts Internet Governance Strategy

[Strasbourg, 16 March 2012] The 47 Council of Europe member states have adopted an Internet governance strategy to protect and promote human rights, the rule of law and democracy online.

The strategy, one of the priorities of the United Kingdom Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, contains more than 40 lines of action structured around six areas (Internet’s openness, the rights of users, data protection, cybercrime, democracy and culture, and children and young people). It will be implemented over a period of four years, from 2012 to 2015, in close co-operation with partners from all sectors of society, including the private sector and civil society.  


MONEYVAL adopts typology study on criminal money flows on the Internet

[Strasbourg, 15 March 2012] At its 38th Plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5-9 March 2012) MONEYVAL adopted the Typology study on criminal money flows on the Internet. The study analyses methods and trends of crime proceeds and money laundering on the Internet, and proposes a range of countermeasures with a particular focus on multi-stakeholder cooperation.


Fighting Cybercrime: Between Legislation and Concrete Action (Milan, 24 – 25 May 2012)

[Strasbourg, 15 March 2012] The Council of Europe will contribute to an event organised by the Academy of European Law, which is intended as a platform to debate and assess how the (proposed) new EU Directive on attacks against information systems (“Directive on Cybercrime”) and other European and international instruments are addressing large-scale cyber attacks and other threats posed by methods such as botnets, i.e. networks of compromised computers infected by malicious software and remotely controlled by a "botmaster".


Cybercrime and cybersecurity policies in Central America (7-9 March 2012, San José, Costa Rica)

[Strasbourg, 2 March 2012] The Ministry of Science and Technology of Costa Rica, the Organisation of American States (CICTE) and the Council of Europe will jointly organise this regional workshop prior to the ICANN 43 meeting to promote implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and related standards and tools.


UK supports the Global Project on Cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 2 March 2012] Foreign Office Permanent Representative, Eleanor Fuller, announced a UK contribution to support the Council of Europe Global Project on Cybercrime during a signing ceremony in Strasbourg on 2 March 2012.

Speaking ahead of the signing, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

"At the London Conference on Cyberspace I made clear that the rapid rise of cybercrime is a growing threat to people across the world and I made clear the need for coordinated response to improve security, enhance cooperation between states and ensure a collective undertaking to address this threat. I am therefore delighted that the UK will be supporting the Council of Europe Global Project on Cybercrime to further implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will bring real benefits – including by working together with entrepreneurs and companies whose innovation is as crucial to the future as it has been to our past"

The UK’s contribution of £100,000 will help fund international regional workshops and other activities to strengthen legislation, train law enforcement agencies and judiciary, promote public-private cooperation and international cooperation.

This is part of the Council of Europe Global Project on Cybercrime which is now in its third phase after having already supported over 250 activities worldwide to promote global implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

The objective of the project is to promote broad implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185) and related standards and tools.

In November 2011, at the London Conference on Cyberspace, the Foreign Secretary committed to support the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime during the UK’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe.


CyberCrimeEAP/CyberCrime@IPA: Intra-Regional Workshop on "Criminal Money Flows on the Internet" (27-29 February 2012 in Kyiv, Ukraine)

[Strasbourg, 1 March 2012] About 80 representatives from the two project areas met in Kyiv to exchange experiences and discuss recent developments related to criminal money on the Internet.

The event was aimed at raising awareness of the need for confiscating proceeds from crime on the internet, strengthening interagency and public-private cooperation against criminal money on the internet, as well as at identifying countermeasures (good practices) to be implemented in participating countries.

The workshop was used to present the new consolidated FATF Recommendations – and provided a venue for discussion of the implications of these Recommendations on measures against criminal money on the Internet.


Revised Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force

[Paris, 16 February 2012] The FATF published the revised 40 Recommendations on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation. Recommendation 36 encourages ratification and implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


CyberCrime@IPA: Training of Trainers for representatives of Judicial Training Institutions (20-24 February 2012, Zagreb, Croatia)

[Strasbourg, 6 February 2012] The course is designed to train local trainers in the delivery of cybercrime courses for judges and prosecutors in the project areas of South-eastern Europe.

Subsequently, the project will support a series of training courses to be delivered by these trainers in the project areas. This is to provide judges and prosecutors with basic knowledge needed for the prosecution and adjudication of cases of cybercrime or involving electronic evidence.


CyberCrime@IPA: Country-specific Workshop on Legislation for Serbia (27 January 2012)

[Strasbourg, 6 February 2012] The workshop gathered representatives of the Office of the Public Prosecutor of Serbia, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Judicial Academy, Parliament, judges and prosecutors from Serbia. Experts from France, the Netherlands and Belgium contributed to the event.

The aim of the meeting was to provide advice to Serbia on the further strengthening of national cybercrime legislation.

Based on the discussion in the meeting, a report will be drafted providing recommendations for the authorities of Serbia.


CyberCrime@EAP Project – Regional seminar on cybercrime legislation – 13-14 December, 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan

[Strasbourg, 6 February 2012] The representatives of five EAP countries and international experts discussed the main challenges in the implementation of the Budapest Convention as well as issues of gathering and presenting electronic evidence in the court. The gaps identified include insufficient implementation of provisions of the Budapest Convention and lack of experience in  gathering and presenting electronic evidence in the court. 

The delegations prepared a set of recommendations addressing these gaps in their respective countries. The project will assist their implementation and support the follow-up to these recommendations.   


 

The Cybercrime Team of the Council of Europe sends you

 

Season's Greetings

and looks forward to cooperating with you in 2012!

  • Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), Strasbourg, 4-5 June 2012

  • Octopus Conference, Strasbourg, 6-8 June 2012


Conclusion of the Octopus conference and 10th anniversary of the Budapest Convention (Strasbourg, 21 - 23 November 2011)

Following the successful conclusion of the Octopus Conference and Budapest Convention 10th anniversary meeting, presentations and conference videos are now online.


Training for 24/7 points of Contact (8-10 November, Rome, Italy)

[Strasbourg, 18 November, 2011] The joint European Union and Council of Europe regional projects - CyberCrime@IPA and Cybercrime@EAP - supported the participation of 24/7 points of contact from 14 countries in the third training conference of G8. The Council of Europe 24/7 Network is established under Article 35 of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in order to facilitate the international cooperation. This event organised in Rome on 8-10 November, 2011 provided an opportunity for the points of contact from the countries/areas covered by the two projects to establish links among themselves as well as to network with the countries that are members in the G8 network.


Octopus conference and 10th anniversary of the Budapest Convention (Strasbourg, 21 - 23 November 2011)

[Strasbourg, 10 November, 2011] The conference and 10th anniversary session are taking shape. Speakers will include Robert McLelland (Attorney General of Australia), Howard Schmidt (US White House Cybersecurity Coordinator),  James Brokenshire (UK Home Office Minister for Crime and Security), Christopher Painter (chair of the G8 High-tech crime sub-group, US State Department) and many others. Some 250 cybercrime experts from all regions of the world registered so far. Presentations and materials are added continuously. A webcast will be available for Room 1 and the special session on 23 November.


6th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (Strasbourg, 23 - 24 November 2011)

The 6th Plenary of the T-CY will be held on 23 - 24 November 2011 following the Octopus Conference and Budapest Convention 10th anniversary session.


Cybercrime strategies

[Strasbourg, 14 October 2011] The Council of Europe contributed to several panels and events of the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, 27-30 September. This includes the organisation of a workshop on "cybercrime strategies".

Following this workshop, a revised discussion paper was prepared. It will be further discussed at the Octopus conference on 22 November 2011.


Switzerland ratifies Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

[Strasbourg, 21 September 2011] On 21 September, Switzerland became the 32nd State to ratify the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


Voluntary contribution by Japan

[Strasbourg, 31 August 2011] The Government of Japan is joining efforts to ensure worldwide implementation of the Budapest Convention and confirmed a voluntary contribution to the Global Project on Cybercrime. The funds will facilitate the organisation of the Octopus Conference (Strasbourg, 21-23 November 2011). The Global Project is now funded by Estonia, Japan, Monaco, Romania, Microsoft and McAfee as well as the Council of Europe.


LEA-ISP guidelines available in the Azeri language

[31 August 2011, Strasbourg] An Azeri version of the Guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime is now available online. This important reference document is also available in a number of other non-official languages of the Council of Europe, among them Armenian, Georgian, Romanian and Ukrainian.

This translation was done within the framework of the joint EU/CE project “Eastern Partnership – Cooperation against Cybercrime” (CyberCrime@EAP)


High-tech crime units and 24/7 contact points: CyberCrime@IPA workshops in Montenegro (Budva, Montenegro, 13-15 September 2011)

[Strasbourg, 29 August 2011] Regional workshops on specialized cybercrime units and on 24/7 points of contact will be held in Budva, Montenegro, from 13 to 15 September 2011 under the CyberCrime@IPA joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Participants will, among other things, discuss a draft good practice study on high-tech crime units.


CyberCrime@EAP Project: Regional seminar on international cooperation against cybercrime (Chisinau, Moldova, 5-6 September 2011)

[Strasbourg, 16 September 2011] This seminar opened a series of regional events aimed at strengthening the capacities of criminal justice authorities of the Eastern Partnership countries to cooperate effectively against cybercrime.

Its participants – officials from the six Eastern Partnership countries, assisted by international experts as well as a representative of GUAM – discussed the key issues preventing efficient international cooperation against cybercrime. The problems identified include slow or no response to mutual legal assistance requests, gaps in legal frameworks and insufficient training or equipment.

Based on the shortcomings identified and good practices available, delegations prepared a set of recommendations to address these challenges in their respective countries. The CyberCrime@EAP project will support a follow-up to these recommendations.


Quintet of Attorney’s General promotes Budapest Convention (Sydney, 15 July 2011)

[Strasbourg, 29 August 2011] The Attorneys General of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA met in Sydney to develop an action plan on cybercrime. They agreed, among other, things, that the five countries should take steps to become parties to the Budapest Convention and promote the Convention as the key international instrument dealing with cybercrime as well as serving as a basis for capacity building.


Cybercrime training workshop in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, 7 July 2011)

[Strasbourg, 29 August 2011] The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) and the Council of Europe cooperated in the organization of a cybercrime training workshop for judges, prosecutors and police officers. A similar workshop had already been held in October 2010. Such activities are aimed at institutionalizing cybercrime training in judicial academies such as ILKAP as proposed in the concept developed by the Council of Europe.


LEA-ISP guidelines available in the Armenian language

[22 July 2011, Strasbourg] Armenian translation of an important resource paper – The Guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime – is now also available online, in addition to several other non-official languages.

The translation was kindly provided by the Police of the Republic of Armenia, partner of the joint EU/CE project “Eastern Partnership – Cooperation against Cybercrime” (CyberCrime@EAP)


Germany ratified the Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (10 June 2011, Strasbourg)

[21 June 2011, Strasbourg] Germany conveyed to the Secretary General, the instrument of ratification of Additional Protocol to the Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalization of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (CETS 189). The protocol shall enter into force in respect of Germany on 1st October 2011.


United Kingdom ratified the Convention on Cybercrime (25 May 2011, Strasbourg)

[12 June 2011, Strasbourg] United Kingdom deposited the instrument of ratification of the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185) on 25 May 2011. The Convention on Cybercrime will enter into force as regards United Kingdom on 1 September 2011.
 
 31 States are now Parties to the Convention.


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Regional workshop on LEA/ISP cooperation (Durres, Albania, 9-10 June 2011)

[12 June 2011, Strasbourg] Representatives from law enforcement agencies, prosecution services and the private sector met on 9-10 June, 2011 in Durres (Albania). They discussed the guidelines for cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime, adopted by the Octopus Conference, Strasbourg, 1-2 April 2008. Law enforcement experts from Germany, France and Slovenia as well as representatives from Microsoft and the Association of the German Internet Industry (ECO) shared their experience.

The Memoranda of Understanding signed in 2010 between LEA and ISP in Georgia as part of the Georgia cybercrime project implemented by the Council of Europe served as an example of good practice. At the end of the workshop several countries recommended that similar agreements be concluded in their respective countries.

   


Finland ratified the Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (20 May 2011, Strasbourg)

[01 June 2011, Strasbourg] The permanent representative of Finland to the Council of Europe conveyed to the Secretary General, the instrument of ratification of Additional Protocol to the Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalization of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (CETS 189). The protocol shall enter into force in respect of Finland on 1st September 2011.


CyberCrime@EAP Project : Launching Conference (Tallinn, Estonia, 30-31 May 2011

[01 June 2011, Strasbourg]This new project was launched through a regional conference on effective measures against cybercrime held in Tallinn in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Estonia.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Justice of Estonia, Mr. Kristen Michal, who underlined the importance of cyber-security and the fight against cybercrime for Estonia and its effort to support counter-measures at the international level.

The conference discussed the priorities of project countries with regard to cybercrime and electronic evidence. Most project activities will be regional. This is to reinforce regional cooperation which is considered essential given the trans-national nature of cybercrime. Regional cooperation will furthermore help integrate EaP countries into European and international efforts against cybercrime.

During the meeting, the Steering Committee adopted the workplan of the project and agreed on implementation modalities.


Law enforcement training strategy: Study visit to University College Dublin (23-27 May 2011, Dublin, Ireland)

[01 June 2011, Strasbourg] Cybercrime investigators and representatives of law-enforcement training institutions from project areas met in Dublin to initiate a cybercrime law enforcement training strategy.

The meeting was hosted by the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation at University College Dublin (UCD) and resulted in the following:

  • Creation of a regional working group for law enforcement training

  • Draft strategy for law enforcement training

  • Application for ECTEG (European Cybercrime Training and Education Group) training materials

  • Nominations for participants in the Master of Sciences (MSc) programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation offered by UCD.

Agenda


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Regional Training Meeting on International Judicial Cooperation (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 16-17 May 2011)

[22 May 2011, Strasbourg] Representatives of the Ministries of Justice, prosecutors and police officers from the high tech crime units of the project areas as well as experts from Romania and United Kingdom attended the event.

The overall objective of the workshop was to discuss good practices and address the difficulties encountered to cooperate at the regional and international level in cybercrime investigations. How to enhance such cooperation, improve the responsiveness of the 24/7 points of contact and the efficiency of MLA as well as how to ensure a better cooperation between the high tech crime units were the key questions addressed by the meeting.

During discussions the preparation of a manual on international cooperation in cybercrime matters has been initiated and the delegations made recommendations on the steps to be taken in order to enhance international cooperation against cybercrime.

   


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Regional Workshop on Judicial Training (Ohrid, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, 11-12 May 2011)

[16 May 2011, Strasbourg] Representatives of the judicial training institutions, judges, prosecutors and international experts met in Ohrid to discuss judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence.

The event received wide media coverage and benefited from the participation of the Minister of Justice, Mr. Mihajlo Manevski. "Computer crime is a type of organized crime with very serious consequences. The increasing of cybercrime requires greater training but also the implementation of the law" said Mr. Manevski.

On this occasion a regional working group was created to develop - with the support of the project - training manuals for basic and advanced training courses. Furthermore, the delegations made recommendations on the steps to be taken to ensure sustainable judicial training in the region on these issues.

       


Pacific regional workshop on cybercrime  (Tonga, 27-29 April 2011)

[28 April 2011, Strasbourg] On 27 April, Lord Tu’ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga, opened the Pacific regional workshop on cybercrime legislation in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The event is aimed at supporting 14 Pacific Island States in the strengthening of legislation in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. It is jointly organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Australian Attorney General’s Department and the Council of Europe. The workshop follows the Tonga Declaration of 2010 where ICT Ministers of the Pacifics agreed to put cybercrime legislation in place by 2015 and directed their officials to cooperate with the Council of Europe and other organisations in this respect.


Cooperation against cybercrime in South Asia  (5-6 April 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

[15 April 2011, Strasbourg] An international workshop jointly organised by ICTA of Sri Lanka and the Council of Europe helped reinforce cooperation against cybercrime in South Asia.
The workshop, held in Colombo on 5 and 6 April 2011, allowed more than one hundred public and private sector representatives from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to exchange good practices and to define steps torwards stronger legislation in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the strengthening of high-tech crime units and incident response teams, as well as more effective interagency, public-private and international cooperation.


Cybercrime resources available in Serbian

[8 April 2011, Strasbourg] Serbian translation of two important resource papers – The concept paper for the training of judges and prosecutors in cybercrime and electronic evidence and The Guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime – is now also available online.

The translations were realised within the framework of the joint EU/CE regional project “Regional Co-operation in Criminal Justice: Strengthening capacities in the fight against cybercrime” (CyberCrime@IPA)


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Regional workshop on legislation (24-25 March 2011, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

[04 April 2011, Strasbourg] The regional workshop organised under CyberCrime@IPA project gathered representatives of ministries of justice, prosecutors and judges dealing with cybercrime cases.

The aim of the workshop was to provide advice to project countries/areas on the strengthening of legislation and follow up to the recommendations of the cybercrime situation report drafted under the project.
During discussions international experts provided advice on developing comprehensive legislation that includes efficient and fast criminal procedure measures and adequate conditions and safeguards in place.

The representatives of the participating countries presented their national legislative approach and raised the need for more consistent training on electronic evidence for judges and prosecutors enabling them to deal with such cases.
At the end of the workshop each delegation provided information on the current status of criminal law reform and drafted recommendations on possible steps to be taken to strengthen the legal framework on cybercrime in their country.


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Regional Workshop on Criminal Money Flows on the Internet (17-18 March 2011, Belgrade, Serbia)

[04 April 2011, Strasbourg] The regional workshop organised under CyberCrime@IPA project gathered prosecutors, judges, police officers and representatives of financial investigation units (FIUs). Bodies responsible for the recovery of criminal assets, financial institutions and internet service providers (ISPs) also participated in the workshop.

The workshop was aimed at raising awareness of the need for confiscating proceeds from crime on the internet, strengthening interagency and public-private cooperation against criminal money on the internet and identifying countermeasures and good practices that could be implemented in the project countries and areas.

The participants of the workshop recommended a number of specific measures to be implemented in their respective countries in terms of criminal material and procedural law, procedures for mutual legal assistance, further specialisation and training for law enforcement and judiciary, cooperation and exchange of information with the private sector, interagency and international cooperation as well as raising public awareness.


New project on cybercrime in Eastern Europe

[25 March 2011, Strasbourg] The European Union and the Council of Europe have launched a new joint project on cooperation against cybercrime in Eastern Europe. The countries participating in the project are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The launching event will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 5-6 May 2011.

The funding for CyberCrime@EAP is provided by the EU under the Council of Europe Eastern Partnership Facility that supports the reform process in the six partner countries in four core fields. The project started on 1 March 2011 with a duration of thirty months and a budget of Euro 724,000.


Cybercrime resources available in Albanian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Turkish

[8 March 2011, Strasbourg] The concept paper for the training of judges and prosecutors in cybercrime and electronic evidence matters is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Turkish. This concept is aimed at helping judicial training institutions develop and integrate such training in regular initial and in-service training. It will furthermore facilitate networking among judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge as well as consistent support to training initiatives by interested partners.

  • Concept Paper on cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors: click here)

The Guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime were adopted by the global Conference "Cooperation against Cybercrime" (Council of Europe) on 1-2 April 2008 to help law enforcement and service providers to organise their cooperation  while respecting each others' roles and responsibilities as well as the rights of internet users. 

The translations were realised within the framework of the joint EU/CE regional project “Regional Co-operation in Criminal Justice: Strengthening capacities in the fight against cybercrime” (CyberCrime@IPA) 

Both documents will soon be available in Serbian.


CyberCrime@IPA Project : Launching Conference (Istanbul, Turkey, 17-18 February 2011)

[23 Feb 2011, Strasbourg] The event was organised under the CyberCrime@IPA joint regional project of the European Union and the Council of Europe on cooperation against cybercrime under the Instrument of Pre-Accession.

The conference gathered decision makers and members of the project teams from the eight project areas, representatives of partners in the project as well as experts from Estonia, Georgia, the Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and the private sector (Microsoft).

The conference resulted in the adoption of the project work plan and the finalisation of the cybercrime situation report. Senior officials expressed strong commitment towards domestic measures and regional cooperation against cybercrime.

 

        

 


Octopus conference on cybercrime 2011 : NEW DATES

[02 Feb 2011, Strasbourg] The 2011 conference on cooperation against cybercrime is finally scheduled for 21 to 23 November 2011 in Strasbourg.

Themes to include:

  • 10th anniversary of the Budapest Convention: SWOT now?

  • CyberCrime strategies

  • Cybercrime capacity building

  • Monitoring progress against cybercrime


FIGHTING CYBERCRIME AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ON THE INTERNET
Cooperation with the Internet Industry

[17-18 March 2011, Lisbon] The Council of Europe will contribute to an event organised by the Academy of European Law, which is intended as a platform to debate and assess all legal measures to prevent and combat the production, processing, possession and distribution of child pornography material on the internet and to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law.
The most recent European legal acts and complementary measures such as the 2007 Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201) and the current EU proposal for a Directive on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA, will be debated.


Regional workshop on protecting children against sexual exploitation of children (Kyiv, 7-8 December 2010)

[16 Dec 2010, Strasbourg] This event was organised within the framework of the joint CoE/EU Project on Strengthening and Protecting Women's and Children's Rights in Ukraine (TRES) in cooperation with the CoE global Project on Cybercrime and with the support of Microsoft.

Officials responsible for law reform and investigators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine participated in the event and shared their national experiences in fighting against online sexual abuse of children.

Public and private sector organisations and initiatives engaged in this field, such as the European Union, OECD, Interpol, ICMEC, ECPAT, eNACSO, La Strada and Microsoft promoted good practices and contributed to the discussion on strategies and policies to promote a safer Internet for children.


New project on cybercrime in South-Eastern Europe

[19 Oct 2010, Strasbourg] The European Union and the Council of Europe have agreed to launch a new joint project on cooperation against cybercrime in South-Eastern Europe. The project will start on 1 November 2010 with a duration of two years and a budget of Euro 2.8 million.


Cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors in Malaysia

[18 Oct 2010, Strasbourg] A cybercrime training workshop for judges and prosecutors will be held at the Judicial and Legal Training Institute at Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia from 25 to 29 October 2010. Council of Europe will contribute this event through the Global Project on Cybercrime.


Prosecuting cybercrime - Seminar in Indonesia

[23 Sep 2010, Yogyakarta] An international seminar on prosecuting cybercrime and collecting digital evidence was organised in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 23 September 2010 by the Directorate General of Information and Communication Technology. The Council of Europe contributed to this event. Discussions on draft laws showed that Indonesia is bringing its legislation in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


Internet Governance Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 14-17 September 2010

[6 Sep 2010, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe will contribute to a range of workshops and sessions at the IGF in Vilnius. These include a workshop to discuss the Budapest Convention as a common basis for joint action against cybercrime.


Meeting the challenge of cybercrime in Latin America" - regional workshop in Mexico City (26-27 August 2010)

[6 Sep 2010, Strasbourg] The Council of National Security of Mexico and the Council of Europe organised a regional workshop for countries of Latin America that are in the process of adopting relevant legislation or are considering accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.


Harmonising cybercrime legislation in Northern Africa - regional workshop (Rabat, Morocco, 27-28 July 2010)

[23 July 2010, Strasbourg] The United Nations Commission For Africa, Microsoft and the Council of Europe will cooperate in a regional workshop for countries of Northern Africa with the aim of promoting harmonisation of cybercrime legislation.


Voluntary contributions to the Project on Cybercrime

[23 July 2010, Strasbourg] The global Project on Cybercrime depends on voluntary funding. In July 2010, Monaco and Microsoft announced additional contributions to allow this project to continue making a global impact.


Strengthening cybercrime legislation in Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 13 July 2010)

[23 July 2010, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe supported the Working Group responsible for cybercrime legislation under the Council of Ministers of Cambodia in the organisation of a national workshop. The event was preceded by detailed discussions on current and proposed legislation on cybercrime.


Updated country profiles on Germany and Portugal

[23 July 2010, Strasbourg] Additional country profiles are now available for Germany and Portugal. Profiles serve as useful resources for countries in the process of developing legislation. Knowledge of the legislation of other jurisdictions furthermore facilitates international cooperation.

  • Country profile Germany in English   -  in German

  • Country profile Portugal


Meeting of ICT ministers of the Pacific region (Tonga, 16-17 June 2010)

[23 July 2010, Strasbourg] The Ministers and senior officials responsible for information technologies of the Pacific Region meeting in Tonga agreed to work with the Council of Europe and other organisations in the strengthening of legislation and other measures on cybercrime. The Council of Europe through the Project on Cybercrime had contributed a discussion paper to this meeting.


Project on Cybercrime in Georgia: Closing Conference (14 May 2010, Tbilisi)

[7 May 2010, Strasbourg] The EU/COE Joint Project on Cybercrime in Georgia, which has been implemented between 1 June 2009 – 31 May 2010, was designed to contribute to the security of and confidence in information and communication technologies in Georgia by helping the authorities develop a consistent policy on cybercrime in view of implementing the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185).

In less than one year, with the support of the Project activities and benefited from the strong commitment and involvement of the Georgian project counterparts (the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other national institutions), Georgia has made important progress in fighting cybercrime.

The Closing Conference represented an opportunity for the Project partners, the European Union and the Council of Europe to review the achievements of the Project and its impact on the fight against cybercrime in Georgia.


Project on Cybercrime in Georgia: Regional Workshop on Cybercrime (13 May 2010, Tbilisi)

[7 May 2010, Strasbourg] Taking into account the transnational dimension of cybercrime, the Regional Workshop on Cybercrime was intended to focus on strengthening international cooperation in cybercrime investigations. Representatives and experts on cybercrime from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom as well as Interpol and the private sector participated in the event and shared best practices and experiences.

The workshop particularly focused on the:

  • state and effectiveness of cybercrime legislation harmonised with international standards;

  • strengthening of skills of law enforcement and criminal justice authorities regarding the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime;

  • cooperation between law enforcement and service providers in such investigations;

  • enhancing international cooperation on cybercrime.

Agenda

Experts' presentations

List of participants

Press release of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (Georgian only)


Project on Cybercrime in Georgia: “Train the Trainer” course (13 May 2010, Tbilisi)

[7 May 2010, Strasbourg] The Project supported the development of training programmes on cybercrime and electronic evidence for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors in Georgia. This course contributed to the reinforcement of Georgian training capacities by “training the trainers” in delivering such courses. This was the second and last module of the course which started in March 2010.


Project on Cybercrime in Georgia: New resources available in Georgian

[7 May 2010, Strasbourg] The "Cybercrime training for judges: training manual" elaborated in the framework of the Council of Europe Global Project on Cybercrime as well as the Guide on seizure on e-evidence are now available in Georgian.


Anti-Phishing Working Group: 4th Annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS) (11 - 13 May 2010, Sao Paulo)

[12 April 2010, Strasbourg] This three-day Summit will focus on the operational challenges and the development of common resources for the first responders and forensic professionals who protect consumers and enterprises from the ecrime threat every day. Presenters will proffer case studies of national and regional economies under attack, narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation as well as models for cooperation and unified response against ecrime and data resources for forensic activities.


Council of Europe at the UN Crime Prevention Congress (12-19 April 2010, Brazil)

[22 April 2010, Strasbourg] The implementation of existing tools and instruments, in particular the Budapest Convention, is the most effective way to help countries worldwide address cybercrime'' – this was the main message successfully delivered at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

Adopted on 19 April, the ''Salvador Declaration'' confirms the need for a global capacity building effort to strenghten the full implementation of existing treaties and standards – while continuing to study new remedies.

Calling for an action plan, the Council of Europe expressed its readiness to cooperate with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the European Union and others in reviewing needs, mobilising resources and providing technical assistance.


Octopus Conference asks UN Crime Congress to promote global action against Cybercrime based on existing instruments

[1 April 2010, Strasbourg] The Octopus Conference calls in its "Key Messages" for the best possible use of already available tools, instruments, good practices and initiatives and in particular of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime which implementation should be worldwide to sustain legislatives reforms already underway.

The Conference recommends the launching by the Council of Europe and the United Nations of a global action plan to get a clear picture of criminal justice capacities and urgent needs, mobilise resources, provide support and assess progress made.

The Conference was held on 23-25 March 2010 in Strasbourg and gathered more than 300 cybercrime experts representing countries from all continents, international organisations and the private sector to enhance their cooperation against Cybercrime


Reference to the Octopus Key Messages made by the French Minister of Interior (31 March - 1 April 2010, Lille)

[1 April 2010, Strasbourg] The "Key Messages" of Octopus were reflected in the speech delivered by the French Minister of Interior, Mr Brice Hortefeux at the 4th International Forum on Cybercriminality. This Forum is organised by the French Gendarmerie on 31 March - 1 April 2010 in Lille.


"Key Messages from the Octopus Conference" (23-25 March 2010)

[26 March 2010, Strasbourg] The "Key messages from the Octopus Conference" adopted during the final plenary session of the Conference are now available.


Videos: Octopus Interface Conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime (23-25 March 2010, Strasbourg)

[24 March 2010, Strasbourg] The videos of the plenary sessions and some workshops are available at Octopus 2010 page


Portugal ratified the Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (24 March 2010, Strasbourg)

[24 March 2010, Strasbourg]Portugal deposited the instrument of ratification of the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185) and its Additional Protocol concerning the criminalisation of acts of racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (ETS 189) on 24 March 2010, during the Octopus Interface Conference. Both treaties will enter into force in Portugal on 1 July 2010.


Octopus Interface Conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime (23-25 March 2010, Strasbourg

 [17 March 2010, Strasbourg] The Octopus Interface Conference 2010 will take  place on 23-25 March 2010 in Strabourg. It will be launched with a high-level panel on “Security and fundamental rights – what rules for the internet”. The conference will focus in particular on the need for a global capacity building effort to enable countries worldwide to cope with crimes committed on the Internet.

 

More than 300 experts from all over the world, representing governments, law enforcement authorities, international organisations and the Internet industry, will discuss:

  • Security and privacy in cloud computing
    - Effective measures against the sexual exploitation and abuse of children on the internet

  • The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime as a global framework

  • Cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors

  • Law enforcement responsibilities: the role of high-tech crime units, CERTs/CSIRTs, ICANN, registries and registrars

  • Mapping networks against cybercrime

  • Technical cooperation against cybercrime

The Conference will take place in the Palais de l'Europe of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. For those not able to participate there will be a live webcast of plenary and some of the workshop sessions at http://tv.coe.int/webcast.

Programme

Octopus Conference website

Special file on the Octopus Conference

Thematic file on cybercrime


Monaco, Estonia and Microsoft contribute to the Global Project on Cybercrime (February - March 2010, Strasbourg)

[16 March 2010, Strasbourg] Monaco and Estonia have become new partners and joined the global effort against cybercrime by making new voluntary contributions to the Global Project on Cybercrime.
Microsoft continues to provide a strong and highly valuable support in the global undertaking against cybercrime through new funding provided to the Project.

Since its launching in March 2009, the Global Project on Cybercrime (Phase 2) has been co-funded by Romania, Monaco, Estonia, Microsoft and McAfee.


Montenegro and Azerbaijan ratified the Convention on Cybercrime (March 2010, Strasbourg)

[16 March 2010, Strasbourg] Montenegro and Azerbaijan deposited the instrument of ratification of the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185), respectively on 3 and 15 March 2010. The Convention on Cybercrime will enter into force as regards this two States on 1 July 2010.

28 States are now Parties to the Convention.


UN Crime Congress (12-19 April 2010, Salvador, Brazil)

[17 February 2010, Strasbourg]The contribution of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to the UN Crime Congress is now available.

  • Contribution of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe : English / French

 

 

EVENTS

12th T-CY Plenary (2-4 December 2014, Strasbourg)

Conference on Article 15 safeguards and criminal justice access to data (19-20 June 2014, Strasbourg)  - Registration form

PROJECTS

GLACY

CyberCrime@
Octopus

Global Project 3

CyberCrime@EAP

Cybercrime@IPA

Global Project Phase 2

Global Project Phase 1

Project on Cybercrime
  in Georgia


OCTOPUS

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007


RESOURCES

Octopus Community

Reports

Legal Resources

Training

International
  cooperation

Contact points

LEA/ISP cooperation

Protecting children

Electronic Evidence Guide

Basic judicial training manual

Advanced judicial training manual

1st responder training pack

Publications:

Co-operation against crime: the conventions of the Council of Europe (2007)

Criminalité organisée en Europe: la menace de la cybercriminalité (2006)

Organised crime in Europe: the threat of cybercrime - Situation report 2004 (2005)


RELATED CoE ACTIVITIES

Internet Governance Forum

Information society

Data protection

"Cyberterrorism"