Cybercrime@Octopus is a Council of Europe project based on voluntary contributions aimed at assisting countries worldwide to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and strengthen data protection and rule of law safeguards


Results are expected in the following areas:

  • To ensure the organisation of the annual Octopus conferences;
  • To co-fund and support the functioning of the Cybercrime Convention Committee with its enlarged membership, functions and number of meetings;
  • To provide advice and other assistance to countries which are prepared to implement the Budapest Convention and related instruments on data protection and the protection of children.
     

Duration of the project: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2020.

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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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