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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Conference on Criminal Justice in Cyberspace

28 February 2019 Bucharest, Romania

Criminal justice is an important element of the response to cybercrime and other crime in cyberspace involving electronic evidence. While cyber threats and their impact are increasing and touching upon core values of societies in Europe and worldwide, criminal justice authorities are faced with...

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Cybercrime@Octopus: Review of Guatemalan cybercrime legislation

21-24 January 2019 Guatemala City, Guatemala

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) conducted an advisory mission on legislation with the objective of agreeing with the national institutions of Guatemala on a final draft bill on cybercrime and electronic evidence, in compliance with the Budapest Convention and...

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Cybercrime@Octopus: Assessing Mauritania's cybercrime legislation and capacities

17-20 December 2018 Nouakchott, Mauritania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) organized a high-level visit in Mauritania in order to review the country's national legislation on cybercrime in respect to international standards, including human rights and rule of law principles. The secondary scope of the...

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