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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US support to the Budapest Convention

25 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

The US State Department and the Council of Europe have signed a new funding agreement through which the USA is contributing with further US$ 500,000 to the project Cybercrime@Octopus to support implementation of the Budapest Convention worldwide. The USA is a Party to this treaty since 2006. The...

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11th India Cyber Security Summit

31 August 2018 Delhi, India

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) held the 11th Cyber Security today in cooperation with the Council of Europe. ASSOCHAM Secretary General Shri Uday Kumar Varma underlined the need for resilient cooperative partnerships to address challenges in cyberspace. Dr. Gulshan...

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The Budapest Convention at ISCR 2018

30 August 2018 Seoul, Korea

Progress towards an additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention was one of the topics of the International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR 2018) held in Seoul, Korea, from 29 to 31 August 2018. The International Symposium on Cybercrime Response is organised annually since 2000 by the...

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