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 2019.

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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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Cybercrime@Octopus: Workshop on the Budapest Convention in the Ivory Coast

11-12 March 2019 Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Minister of Digital Economy and Posts, Mr. Claude Isaac DE, opened the Awareness Workshop on the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, in view of its future ratification by Côte d'Ivoire: No institution alone will be able to put in place an effective strategy to combat the threat of cybercrime....

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