New series of online meetings was launched by Council of Europe, CARICOM and US Department of Justice

16-17 JULY 2020 ONLINE

The first of a series of activities organized by the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) and the Council of Europe’s Octopus Project on Cybercrime, together with the US Department of Justice, took place online between 16-17 July 2020. The activity is...

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Guatemala was invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

23 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

Guatemala was invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) had previously worked with the authorities in Guatemala on drafting a bill on cybercrime and electronic evidence in compliance with the Budapest...

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Niger invited to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

23 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

Today, Niger was also invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. In December 2018, through the Cybercrime@Octopus project, a team of experts visited the national authorities in Niger to assess the progress made towards aligning their cybercrime legislation with the provisions of...

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C-PROC: Call for Short-Term Consultants (Ad-Hoc Basis)

2 December 2019 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania has launched a Call for consultancy services on cybercrime and electronic evidence for short-term consultants on an ad-hoc basis. Please consult the full call below and submit the requested documentation...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić: The Budapest Convention will remain the most relevant international standard on cybercrime

20 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

Speaking at the opening of the conference on cybercrime, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić stressed the importance of the Budapest Convention, the only legally-binding international treaty, which is used on a daily basis by criminal justice authorities in national and international...

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Octopus Conference 2019

From 20 to 22 November, more than 450 participants - ministers, other senior government officials, legal experts in criminal matters, and representatives of the internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world - meet at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg...

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GLACY+: Advisory mission on cybercrime legislation in Fiji

30 October - 1 November 2019 Suva, Fiji

A three days advisory mission on cybercrime legislation was concluded on 1 November in Suva, Fiji, conducted in the framework of the GLACY+ and the Cybercrime@Octopus Projects. The activity, co-organized with the Office of the Attorney General of Fiji, aimed at analyzing the draft proposal of the...

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C-PROC welcomed students at its premises on the 70th anniversary

31 October 2019 Bucharest, Romania

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) organised an open-door day for students at its premises in Bucharest. On 31 October 2019, C-PROC welcomed around 25 students from Law Faculties in Bucharest, who had the opportunity to...

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C-PROC organized a briefing on cybercrime matters to mark the 70th anniversary

30 October 2019 Bucharest, Romania

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) organised a briefing on cybercrime matters for the representatives of the Embassies of Parties to the Cybercrime Convention in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting took place at the premises of C-PROC, on...

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Cybecrime@Octopus: Council of Europe supported the Climax Week of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month of Ghana

21-23 October 2019 Accra, Ghana

The Council of Europe through GLACY+ and Cybercrime@Octopus Projects supported the organization of three consecutive events in the framework of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM 2019) of Ghana. Formal opening of the Climax Week of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month of...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

11 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

The government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €45,000 to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. This is the eighth contribution from Japan in support of the annual Octopus conference. The agreement was signed on 10 October 2019 by Ambassador Takamasa Sato, Permanent...

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Third Annual Meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points

8 October 2019 The Hague, Netherlands

One of the most tangible achievements of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is the Network of the 24/7 points of contact established under Article 35 of the treaty. Cross-border investigations on cybercrime and electronic evidence require timely and efficient international action between law...

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USA makes a further contribution to Cybercrime@Octopus

7 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

The government of the United States has provided a new voluntary contribution of USD 250,000 (approximately €225,327) to the Council of Europe Action against cybercrime. The US Department of State has contributed to the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 and this additional contribution brings...

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C-PROC organized roundtable on cybercrime to mark the 70th anniversary

2 October 2019 Bucharest, Romania

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) in Bucharest will organize the roundtable “Cybercrime: Global and National Trends". The C-PROC office based in Bucharest takes up on behalf of the Council of Europe the responsibility to implement...

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Council of Europe and EU ISS host panel on election security at FIFAfrica 2019

23-26 September 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) hosted this week, in Ethiopia, the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). The Council of Europe and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS) co-hosted the panel "Election Security...

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Octopus Conference 2019: Registration Open

20-22 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

Registration to the Octopus Conference 2019, which will take place this year on 20-22 November in Strasbourg, is open until 20 October 2019. Registration form Octopus Conference webpage

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Benin invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

21 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 21 June 2019, Benin was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Earlier this year, Benin received a visit of a delegation of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and held a workshop on the Budapest Convention which confirmed that the country has the necessary...

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Coming soon: Octopus 2019

20-22 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

The 2019 Octopus Conference on cooperation against cybercrime will be held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 20 to 22 November 2019. Registration will be open from 11 September to 11 October 2019. Octopus Conference Outline

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Cybercrime@Octopus: Benin on its way to join the Budapest Convention

4-5 April 2019 Cotonou, Benin

A visit of a delegation of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and a workshop on the Budapest Convention took place in Cotonou, with the support of the Presidency of the Republic of Benin, the National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) and Agency for Digital...

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Guinea making progress towards the Budapest Convention

1-2 April 2019 Conakry, Guinea

Moustapha Mamy Diaby, Minister of Telecommunications of Guinea opened the Workshop on the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime by calling on further efforts to align national cybercrime laws with current international standards: Guinea should undertake the necessary legal reforms necessary in view...

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