International law enforcement training course on investigating ransomware attacks organised by the Council of Europe brings together 34 countries from different world’s regions

3-4 May 2022 online activity

On 3 and 4 May 2022, the Council of Europe Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) organised an online international law enforcement training course on investigating ransomware attacks. The event, which gathered around 120 practitioners from 34 countries (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,...

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Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: 22 countries open the way by signing the Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention

headline 12-13 May 2022 Strasbourg, France and online

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, was opened for signature on 12 May in Strasbourg, France within the framework of a hybrid international conference (www.coe.int/cyber2AP) organised...

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12-13 May: International conference and opening for signature of the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime

5 May 2022 Strasbourg

Following almost four years of negotiations (September 2017 – May 2021) and formal approval on 17 November 2021, the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is now to be opened for signature by the Parties to the Convention at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France,...

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GLACY+ and OCTOPUS PROJECT: Workshop on international standards on cybercrime and electronic evidence: the role of foreign policymakers

27-29 April 2022 hybrid

The GLACY+ and Octopus projects implemented by the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, the Colombian Embassy in Madrid and the Ministry of Justice of Spain organized during 27-29 April, a 3-day hybrid workshop in Bogota, Colombia with the aim of...

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GLACY+ and APWG: webinar explores international cooperation on cybercrime using emerging technologies

28 APRIL 2022 ONLINE

On 28 April, the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) project and the Anti-phishing Working Group (APWG) held a roundtable discussion on international cooperation to prevent, investigate and prosecute cybercrime using emerging technologies. The conversation focused on the challenges and...

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GLACY+: Support for data protection legislation in Vanuatu – Workshop for drafting the Data Protection and Privacy Policy

27 April 2022 ONline

Organised in the framework of the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) project, together with the Council of Europe’s Data Protection Unit, the third workshop to support the drafting of data protection legislation in Vanuatu took place on 27 April 2022. It provided an opportunity for...

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GLACY+ and Data Protection Unit: Workshop on data protection international standards in Chile

19-20 April 2022 online

On 19 and 20 April the GLACY+ project, a joint initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe in cooperation with the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and Public Ministry of Chile organized an awareness workshop for the Chilean prosecutors aiming to support the harmonization...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: third P2P workshop (second series)

14 April 2022 ONLINE

Within the framework of the second series of practitioners-to-practitioners workshops of the International Network of National Judicial Trainers, a third webinar was held on 14 April focusing on Online child sexual exploitation abuse (OCSEA). Five national judicial trainers from Tunisia, Brazil,...

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Council of Europe HELP online Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence

headline 8 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

Cybercrime and other crimes involving electronic evidence affect the right to private life of hundreds of millions of individuals whose personal data are stolen; attack the dignity and the integrity of individuals; are a threat to the freedom of expression, public security but also democratic...

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GLACY+/CyberSouth: Guide for law enforcement training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence published

5 April 2022 Online

On 5 April, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) and the INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate published a Guide for Developing Law Enforcement Training Strategies on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. The guide was prepared under the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended...

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GLACY+: Legislative support on cybercrime in Nauru

23, 30 March 2022 ONLINE

On 23 and 30 March, two workshops were held under the framework of the GLACY+ project with the aim of consolidating the support on cybercrime and electronic legislation in Nauru, following the assessment initiated in October 2022. Council of Europe experts provided their recommendations on both...

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Plenary meeting: Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and E-Evidence gather to discuss medium term priorities of International Network of National Judicial Trainers

24 March 2022 Online

On 24 March 2022, GLACY+, Octopus, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast Projects, organised the online plenary meeting of the Network, to review the 2021 International Network of National Judicial Trainers’ activities and agree upon the 2022 workplan. Approximately 50 representatives from 20...

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GLACY+: Supporting the drafting of Philippines’ new cybercrime strategy

headline 23 - 24 March 2022 Philippines

On 23-24 of March an online workshop was organised by the GLACY+ project for the key stakeholders from the Philippines in support of the finalisation of the country’s draft National Cybercrime Strategy. The activity was initiated by the Philippines authorities and follows an advisory mission in...

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GLACY+: Workshop for Ugandan Authorities on the harmonisation of cybercrime legislation and electronic evidence with international standards

15 March 2022 Hybrid

On 15 March 2022, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY + project, held an interactive workshop with Ugandan authorities on harmonising national legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence with international standards, in particular the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The workshop was...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Fourth Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

7 march 2022 online

On 7 March 2022, GLACY+ and the Octopus projects together with the Parliamentarians for Global Action and Parliamentarians for Global Action Argentina National Group organised the last webinar of a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest...

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GLACY+ and Octopus Project: The Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention – 3rd Webinar in the series for countries in Latin America

24 February 2022 online

On 24 February 2022, the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project organised the third multi-stakeholders webinar from a series of four thematic webinars on the Introduction of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence. This...

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GLACY+: Support for the Gambian legislative process on data protection

22 FEBRUARY HYBRID

In continuation of the support provided by the Council of Europe to the Gambian authorities in harmonising the data protection legal framework with the international standards and best practices, a validation workshop was organized on 22 February by the Council of Europe through the GLACY+...

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GLACY+: Support for drafting data protection legislation in Vanuatu – Second workshop

15 February 2022 hybrid

On 15 February 2022, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ Project and the Data Protection Unit, in collaboration with Vanuatu’s National Task Force/Expert Group, organised the second workshop on data protection. The country’s local authorities presented the Vanuatu’s data protection,...

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Council of Europe & IAP: Spotlight on joint investigation teams and joint investigations on cybercrime and electronic evidence

15 February 2022 online

The fourth webinar in the series dedicated to the Second Additional Protocol (SAP) to the Budapest Convention, jointly organised by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project, took place on 15 February 2022. This webinar...

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GLACY+ and Octopus Project: The Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention – 2nd Webinar in the series for countries in Latin America

8 february 2022 online

On 8 February 2022, the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project organised the second webinar from a series of four thematic webinars on the Introduction of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence. This webinar was attended by...

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GLACY+: Support for setting up supervisory authorities in the Gambia

8 February 2022 Online

The Government of the Gambia is currently harmonising the data protection legal framework that will be tabled to the Parliament soon. The Council of Europe has supported the Gambian authorities in the legislative drafting process since 2020. In this respect, on 8 February an online workshop was...

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GLACY+: Reviewing project progress and planning activities for 2022 during the 11th Steering Committee meeting

25 january 2022 online

On 25 January 2022, the European Union, the Council of Europe and Interpol hosted the 11th meeting of the GLACY+ Steering Committee to discuss developments in priority countries, review GLACY+ project activities in the second half of 2021, and plan project activities to take place in 2022. During...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: a new series of P2P workshops (Second workshop)

18 January 2022 online

On 18 January, around 60 practitioners from 20 countries (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Morocco, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States) participated in the...

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GLACY+: Specialized Judicial Course on International Cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Panama

14-16 december online

During 14-16 December, the Glacy+ Project together with Public Ministry of Panama delivered the online Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence, for Panama. The training aimed at strengthening cooperation between the police, prosecutors and...

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GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Legislative workshop on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Nauru

14 December 2021 Online

On 14 December, representatives of the criminal justice authorities from Nauru participated in a workshop on cybercrime and electronic evidence legislation that was organized jointly by the GLACY+ and Octopus Project. The purpose of this workshop was to conduct an assessment of the Nauru’s...

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Support for Drafting Data Protection Legislation in Vanuatu – Introductory workshop

9-10 December 2021 online

On 9-10 December 2021, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ Project and the Data Protection Unit, and in collaboration with UNDP’s Pacific Office and Vanuatu’s National Task Force/Expert Group, organised an introductory workshop on data protection. The workshop was the first in a process to...

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Fiji and Vanuatu invited to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

8 December 2021 Strasbourg

Fiji and Vanuatu were invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Thus, 80 States are now either Parties (66), or have signed it or been invited to accede (14). The authorities of Fiji and of Vanuatu have been cooperating with the Council of Europe in cybercrime matters for...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Third Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

8 december 2021 online

On 8 December, GLACY+ and the Octopus Project together with the Parliamentarians for Global Action organised the third webinar from a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s to ensure an effective and...

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Third expert meeting on the FRA-CoE Handbook on Cybercrime and Fundamental rights

6 - 7 December Online

On 6-7 December 2021, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the GLACY+ project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, organised the 3rd Expert Meeting to inform the preparation of a “Handbook on European law relating to cybercrime and fundamental...

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Council of Europe & IAP: Spotlight on giving effect to orders from another party for expedited production of subscriber information and traffic data

7 december 2021 online

The third webinar in the series dedicated to the Second Additional Protocol (SAP) to the Budapest Convention, jointly organised by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project, took place on 7 December 2021. The webinar...

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International Association of Women Judges, Octopus Project and GLACY+: Regional conference on cyberviolence and electronic evidence in Latin America and the Caribbean

26-27 November 2021 Latin America and the Caribbean (online)

Around 70 participants from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered on 26 and 27 November for an online regional conference on cyberviolence and e-evidence organised by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) with the support of the Octopus Project and GLACY+ project of the...

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INTERPOL E-Evidence Boot Camp (EEBC) for GLACY+ Countries

4 October – 26 November 2021 Online

GLACY+ project team and INTERPOL Capacity Building and Training Directorate delivered 8 week-long E-Evidence Boot Camp (EEBC), an online training course on electronic evidence to 47 law enforcement officers ‎and criminal justice authorities from 12 priority countries of the project (Benin,...

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PILON Cybercrime Working Group and Council of Europe co-badged webinar on “Countering Disinformation”

26 november 2021 online

PILON (The Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network) and the Council of Europe through the Glacy+ project, teamed up in delivering a webinar dedicated to Countering Disinformation in the Pacific region, on 26 November 2021. While disinformation has long been a challenge to democracy, the digital age...

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C-PROC: 2021 Annual Meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

24 november 2021 online

The Council of Europe through its Cybercrime Programme Office in Bucharest (C-PROC) supports the functioning of the 24/7 Network established according to Article 35 of the Budapest Convention and facilitates capacity building support to the new members or countries interested to join the Network,...

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International Network of National Judicial Trainers: A new series of practitioners-to-practitioners workshops – First workshop

3 November 2021 Online

On 3 November, around 50 practitioners from 13 countries (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Mauritius, Paraguay, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine) participated in the first workshop of the new series of practitioners-to-practitioners workshops,...

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International Network of the National Judicial Trainers: second call of the Steering Committee

28 October 2021 ONLINE

The Steering Committee of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence held its second coordination meeting on 28 October 2021, with the support of GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast projects in their capacity as Secretariat of the...

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GLACY+: 8th INTERPOL Africa Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Unit

27 october 2021 online

On 27 October 2021, INTERPOL together with GLACY+ hosted the 8th INTERPOL Africa Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Unit, bringing together law enforcement officials and stakeholders to strengthen ‎operational capacity and enhance greater cooperation with a common goal to fight...

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GLACY+: Streamlining procedures for Mutual Legal Assistance and enhancing international cooperation in Ghana

18 -19 October and 20 - 22 October 2021 Hybrid , Accra, Ghana

The GLACY+ project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe supported the Ghanaian authorities, particularly the Cyber Security Authority, in organising two back-to-back activities focused on enhancing international cooperation on cybercrime in Accra, Ghana, in a hybrid...

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GLACY+: Uruguay: Online workshop on Budapest Convention

20 October 2021 Hybrid

More than 70 representatives of various Uruguayan authorities involved in drafting and enforcing the national legislation participated in a high-level workshop aimed at identifying solutions on strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with cases involving cybercrime and electronic evidence....

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Council of Europe and EUROJUST: Workshop on Joint Investigation Teams/Joint Investigations

19 October 2021 online activity

On 19th of October 2021, EuroJust and the Council of Europe, through the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC), organized a Joint Workshop on International Cooperation in Cybercrime: Joint Investigation Teams/Joint Investigations, bringing together approximately 150 representatives of law...

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Criminal justice cooperation on cybercrime in an emergency situation under the spotlight during the 2nd webinar of the series co-organised by the International Association of Prosecutors, GLACY+ and the Octopus Project

11 october 2021 online

The second webinar in the series dedicated to the Second Additional Protocol (SAP) to the Budapest Convention, jointly organised by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ and the Octopus Projects, took place on 11 October 2021. It focused...

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GLACY+: Strengthening Law Enforcement Training Strategies for the GLACY+ Countries in Africa - Ghana, Nigeria and Mauritius

5-7 October online

From 5 to 7 October 2021, INTERPOL together with the GLACY+ project delivered an online workshop on Developing Cybercrime and E-Evidence Training Strategies for Law Enforcement in Ghana Nigeria and Mauritius, three of the GLACY+ project’s priority countries. The three-day workshop encompassed a...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Second Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

28 september 2021 online

On 28 September, GLACY+ and the Octopus Project together with the Parliamentarians for Global Action organised the second webinar from a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s to ensure an effective and...

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GLACY+: Better solutions to simplify the procedures for International Cooperation in Costa Rica

29-30 September 2021 ONLINE

Some 20 participants representing the criminal justice authorities of Costa Rica shared experiences and best practices and discussed how to strengthen international collaboration when handling cybercrime cases and electronic evidence across national borders. Moreover, the challenges ranging from...

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GLACY+: Workshop on cybercrime, electronic evidence legislation and fundamental rights in Burkina Faso

20 September 2021 HYBRID

In cooperation with the Burkinabe authorities and OCWAR-C project and with the support of UNODC and UNOCT, the GLACY+ Project organized a hybrid workshop on Burkina Faso’s laws on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Participants from national institutions involved in Burkina Faso’s legislative...

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GLACY+: Paraguay focuses on streamlining cybercrime and electronic evidence in the curricula of judicial training institutions

7 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 ONLINE

Between 7 and 8 September, 34 Paraguayan magistrates and representatives of the judicial training institutions met online for an advisory workshop on the development of judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The meeting aimed at assessing the current state of judicial...

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GLACY+: Enhancing technical capacities of GLACY+ countries in the APAC region: Sri Lanka CERT trained by INTERPOL

6-10 september 2021 online

From 6 to 10 September 2021, the GLACY + project supported the participation of representatives of Sri Lanka to the INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training for Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, organized jointly with Trend Micro Inc., a strategic partner of INTERPOL. The five-day intensive course was...

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GLACY+: Specialized course on international cooperation for prosecutors and judges delivered in Costa Rica

3-6 August 2021 ONLINE

About 20 Costa Rican prosecutors and judges benefited through the GLACY+ Project from a specialized course on international cooperation aimed at better preparing the judicial authorities to investigate cybercrime cases and handle e-evidence in accordance with the standards and tools provided by...

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Angola virtually hosts the annual forum of the FIU of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP) and East Timor

20 – 22 JULY 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Angola, celebrating 10 years of activity in 2021, in collaboration with the European Union project to support the consolidation of the rule of law in PALOP and Timor-Leste (PACED) and the GLACY+ project hosted, between 20 and 22 July, the annual forum of...

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GLACY+: Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime for Judges and Prosecutors from ECOWAS French speaking countries

12-15 july 2021 ONLINE

The ECOWAS Commission and the Council of Europe are partnering, through the OCWAR-C and, respectively, the GLACY+ project, to support strengthening national and regional judicial capacity in the ECOWAS region through a training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Between 12 - 15 July...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: First Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

13 July 2021 ONLINE | AFRICA REGION

On 13 July, GLACY+ project and Octopus Project together with Parliamentarians for Global Action organised the first webinar from a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s to ensure an effective and coordinated...

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GLACY+: Consolidated regional collaborations during the 10th Steering Committee meeting of the project

12 JULY 2021 ONLINE

The 10th meeting of the Steering Committee was held online, on 12 July 2021, covering the developments and updates that took place over the past six months in the priority countries, conducting a review of the GLACY+ project activities, planning for future endeavors and gathering feedback from...

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INTERPOL & GLACY+ : Streamlining training strategies for law enforcement in GLACY+ French speaking priority countries

5-9 July 2021 ONLINE

A series of workshops on training strategies for law enforcement authorities in Burkina Faso, Benin, Morocco and Senegal was carried out by INTERPOL’s experts between 5-9 July 2021. On the first day, over 40 representatives from the four countries actively participated in a plenary session, aimed...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: second series of Practitioners to Practitioners workshops starting September

08 July 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 08 July, the International Network of National Judicial Trainers concluded the first series of six practitioners-to-practitioners workshops, as part of the current efforts to enable judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge on cybercrime and electronic evidence through training,...

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GLACY+: Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime for Judges and Prosecutors from ECOWAS English speaking countries

5-8 July 2021 ONLINE

The ECOWAS Commission and the Council of Europe are partnering, through the OCWAR-C and respective GLACY+ projects to support strengthening national and regional judicial capacity in the ECOWAS region through a training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Between 5-8 July 2021,...

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GLACY+: Cybercrime First Responders Training for the African Gendarmerie Officers

28 JUNE - 2 JULY 2021 ONLINE

In continuation of the previous series of trainings delivered in June 2019, during June 28th - July 2nd, 2021, the Council of Europe organized the Training of Trainers for First Responders on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. The event was organized under the framework of the joint European...

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Second African Forum on cybercrime: creating synergies for a coordinated approach to protect societies from the threat of cybercrime

28-29 June 2021 Online

Following the success of the First African Forum on cybercrime, the African Union Commission, the European Union and the Council of Europe (GLACY+ and Octopus Project), in partnership with other international Organisations, hosted the Second continent-wide African Forum on Cybercrime. The event...

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Second African Forum on cybercrime to take place on 28 and 29 June online

25 June 2021 Strasbourg

As the world evolves towards a new “normal”, the use of and reliance on information technology has become more and more pervasive in society. Targeting and illegally exploiting computer systems and malicious software have also become increasingly common. The COVID-19 global pandemic has spurred...

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GLACY+: Workshop on a new cybercrime act in Tonga

24-25 June 2021 ONLINE & HYBRID

Party to the Budapest Convention and GLACY+ priority country since 2017, Tonga has adopted in November 2020 the Electronic Communication Abuse Act 2020 – soon to enter into effect, introducing obligations for service providers to assist LEA and the mandatory production order for access to data....

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GLACY+: Strong commitment of the PNG authorities for the accession to Budapest Convention

8-9 and 10-11 June Online & Hybrid

The GLACY+ Project supported the organization of two back-to-back events in Papua New Guinea. The Online Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges was organized in collaboration with the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) on 8 and 9 June,...

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GLACY+: Online stakeholder webinar on new cybercrime legislation in Belize

8 JUNE 2021 ONLINE

Further to the launch of the National Cybersecurity Strategy for the years 2020-2023 and the enactment of the Cybercrime Act by the House of Representatives of Belize from September 2020, on 3 June 2021, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Home...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Webinar Series to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

27 May 2021 ONLINE

The Council of Europe Cybercrime Programme Office through the GLACY+ project and the Octopus Project, in cooperation with PGA's International Peace and Security Program (IPSP), are launching a series of thematic Webinars as part of the Global Parliamentary Cybersecurity Initiative (GPCI) to...

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International Association of Prosecutors, GLACY+ and Octopus projects gave the start to the series of webinars dedicated to the Second Additional Protocol: First Webinar on Enhanced Cooperation and Disclosure of Electronic Evidence

13 MAY 2021 ONLINE I MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

Between May and December 2021, the International Association of Prosecutors, the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project are co-organising a series of thematic webinars to exchange views on the existing and emerging forms of cooperation for effective access to electronic...

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GLACY+: Maldives pursues strong commitment to Budapest Convention. Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence for aligning the national legislation with the provisions of the Convention

26-27 APRIL 2021 Hybrid | Malé

GLACY+ project, a joint project of the European Union and Council of Europe teamed up with the US Department of Justice (USDoJ) to support the current national efforts to align the Maldivian legal framework on cybercrime and electronic evidence to the provisions of the Budapest Convention. As...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: an overview of the First Steering Committee coordination call

20 APRIL 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 20 April 2021, the Steering Committee of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence held its first coordination call, with the support of GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast projects in their capacity as Secretariat of the...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: First coordination call of the Steering Committee

20 APRIL 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 20 April 2021, the Steering Committee of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence will hold its first coordination call, with the support of GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast projects, in their capacity as Secretariat of the...

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GLACY+: Colombia and Peru learn about Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities implemented by INTERPOL

13 – 15 April 2021 ONLINE

La versión española está más abajo / Spanish version further down Between 13-15 April 2021, INTERPOL under the framework of GLACY+ project, a joint action of the European Union and Council of Europe, organised an online workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities for...

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Paths for multi-stakeholder engagement in the fight against cybercrime

12 APRIL 2021 ONLINE

In the context of the upcoming UN process on negotiating a global cybercrime treaty, panelists explore the prospects for multi-stakeholder engagement and civil society contribution. The fight against cybercrime cannot be siloed. On a national, regional and international level, the meaningful and...

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INTERPOL & GLACY+: Spanish Series of Technical Webinars on Decrypting Communication Algorithms

7-16 APRIL 2021 ONLINE

La versión española está más abajo / Spanish version further down The Spanish edition of technical webinars on cryptography organized by INTERPOL under the GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, has gathered a record number of participants: more than 900...

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CyberSouth and GLACY+: Workshop on the functioning and role of 24/7 Networks of Contact Points in the international cooperation on cybercrime and e-evidence

31 March - 1 April 2021 online activity

During 31 March – 1 April 2021, the CyberSouth and GLACY+ projects organised a Workshop on the functioning and role of 24/7 Networks of Contact Points in the international cooperation on cybercrime and e-evidence, together with INTERPOL. Approximately 170 participants, representing criminal...

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GLACY+ project welcomes Colombia as priority country

24-26 March 2021 Online

On 24-26 March 2021, the GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with INTERPOL supported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia in organizing a three-day workshop with the scope of assessing the current state of the cybercrime legislation and...

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GLACY+: Brazil is a new Priority Country: initial assessment of criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and e-evidence concluded

24-26 March 2021 ONLINE - BRAZIL

The GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with INTERPOL, supported the Public Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil in organizing a three-day workshop with the scope of assessing the current state of the cybercrime legislation...

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GLACY+: Designing judicial training in the Philippines – On-demand online modules and a Bench Book for judges

10 MARCH 2021 ONLINE | PHILIPPINES

An online brainstorming session was held on the 10th of March 2021, in the framework of the GLACY+ project a joint action of the European Union and Council of Europe, aimed at defining the outline of an updated judicial training materials on cybercrime and electronic evidence, tailor-fit to the...

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Cape Verdean national judicial trainers deliver introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges and prosecutors

9-11 March 2021 Hybrid | Praia, Cape Verde

The GLACY+ Project supported the Ministry of Justice and Labour of Cape Verde in organizing a three-day Introductory Judicial Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors, using the new Council of Europe judicial training materials. With this occasion, 35 practitioners...

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GLACY+: 4th edition of the INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training – Africa, Europe and MENA region

1-5 MARCH 2021 Online

Between 1-5 March, experienced cybercrime investigators and digital forensics experts from Benin, Cape Verde and Ghana (GLACY+ project priority countries) have participated in the 4th edition of the INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training, series dedicated to Africa, Europe and MENA region. The course...

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Crypto speaks French: rolling out the new edition of INTERPOL GLACY+ Technical Webinars

15-25 Février 2021 EN LIGNE

Between 15 to 25 February, INTERPOL has resumed the series of technical webinars on cryptography delivered under the GLACY+ project to Criminal Justice Authorities, this time targeting French speaking professionals from more than 30 countries. Around 100 participants per session actively engaged...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: the first practitioners-to-practitioners’ workshop

24 FEBRUARY 2021 ONLINE

On 24 February, the International Network of National Judicial Trainers gave the start of the series of practitioners-to-practitioners’ workshops, as part of the current efforts to enable judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge on cybercrime and electronic evidence through training,...

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Plenary meeting: International Network of the National Judicial Trainers

29 January 2021 ONLINE

Following the commitment expressed during the second meeting of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence (“the Network”), on 29 January 2021, GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast Projects, organized the on-line plenary meeting of...

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GLACY+: Romania – Brazil bilateral meeting on best practices of the 24/7 point of contact under the Budapest Convention

27 January 2021 ONLINE | ROMANIA-BRAZIL

Within the framework of the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended Project (GLACY+), Brazilian officials met today in a virtual meeting with the representatives of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism of the Romanian General Prosecutor’s Office and the Cybercrime Unit of...

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GLACY+: 5 days, 5 technical Webinars on Cryptography

1-10 December ONLINE

A series of 5 technical webinars was organized by INTERPOL, in the framework of the GLACY+ project, to develop an incremental focus on the topic of Cryptography for Criminal Justice Authorities. The online events were delivered in the period between 1st and the 10th of December, gathering over...

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GLACY+: Kiribati works on cybercrime legislation in line with international standards

9-10 & 16 December 2020 ONLINE

In the past months Kiribati has been working on a comprehensive proposal for a cybercrime legislation that could enable its criminal justice sector to effectively tackle the increasing threat posed by cybercrime and its cross-border dimension. With the aim to align this bill with the...

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GLACY+: Virtual Workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities implemented by INTERPOL

25-27 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

During the period of 25 - 27 November 2020, the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended Project (GLACY+) organised online the Regional Workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities for 51 representatives from police, judiciary and data protection communities from Chile, Costa Rica and...

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Eurojust and the Council of Europe hold a Joint Workshop on International Cooperation

8 - 9 December 2020 Online

Two days, two institutions, two sets of countries – Eurojust and the Council of Europe joined forces in what becomes a yearly tradition, holding a Joint Workshop on International Cooperation in Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on 8-9 December 2020 in a fully virtual environment. Opened by the...

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GLACY+: Mozambique: first workshop on cybercrime legislation and international judicial cooperation

24 – 26 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE | MOZAMBIQUE

On 24 November, 28 Mozambican prosecutors, judges and investigators took part in the “National Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and International Judicial Cooperation” for professionals of justice, co-organized by the Ministry of Justice of Mozambique and the Council of Europe through the...

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GLACY+: International gathering focuses on how to streamline cybercrime and e-evidence topics in Law Enforcement Training Strategies

25 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The second International Workshop on Cybercrime Training Strategies for Law Enforcement Agencies was held on 25th of November, co-organized by INTERPOL, the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project. The workshop was...

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GLACY+: CABO VERDE virtually hosts the annual International Conference on Cybercrime and International Cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

18 – 20 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

The Presidency of Cape Verde of the Conference of Ministers of Justice from the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CMJPLOP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Labour of Cape Verde and the GLACY+ project hosted, between 18 and 20 November, the second annual international meeting on...

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GLACY+: Online Workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Legislation in Sudan

18-19 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The Government of Sudan and the Council of Europe, through its Cybercrime Division and the Data Protection Unit, have kick-started a collaboration in the framework of the Digital Innovation Programme that the Sudanese authorities have undertaken this year. Specifically, support was requested for...

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GLACY+: Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and E-Evidence gather to discuss medium term development of a global network of peers

17 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The Second Meeting of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was held on the 17th of November, co-hosted by the GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast Projects. The meeting built on the results achieved during the first edition, held in July 2019 in...

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GLACY+: PILON Week Webinar – The effects of COVID-19 on cybercrime in the Pacific

10 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

PILON (The Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network) and the Council of Europe teamed up on November 10th in delivering a webinar dedicated to debating the effects of the pandemic on cybercrime in the Pacific. The event gathered more than 50 cybercrime policy makers, criminal justice and law...

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GLACY+: Webinar on Effective Access to Electronic Evidence: towards a new Protocol to the Budapest Convention

9 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The webinar on "Effective Access to Electronic Evidence: towards a new Protocol to the Budapest Convention", held on November 9th, 2020, was a joint initiative of the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe and the International Association of Prosecutors. During the 2 hours...

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GLACY+: Ghanaian justices, law enforcement and National Cyber Security Center deliver introductory course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for criminal justice sector, new CoE materials adapted for national delivery

19-23 and 26-30 October 2020 ONLINE| KUMASI and ACCRA

The GLACY+ Project supported the National Cyber Security Center of Ghana in organizing two back-to-back Introductory Judicial Courses on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors, taking place – respectively – in Kumasi,19-23 October, covering the Northern region, and in...

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GLACY+: Building a solid foundation for measuring the impact of cybercrime

29 OCTOBER 2020 BUCHAREST/SINGAPORE

INTERPOL and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project, cooperate in publishing the Guide for Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. Many countries are recognizing the need to take actions against cybercrime, but they face difficulties in defining...

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GLACY+: Chile focuses on streamlining cybercrime and electronic evidence in the national training strategies for judges and prosecutors

27 – 28 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE| CHILE

Yesterday, 27 October, 25 Chilean Prosecutors and Judges met online for an advisory workshop on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The meeting aimed at assessing the current state of judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence and the way forward to...

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GLACY+ & INTERPOL: 4th Digital Security Challenge 2020

12-16 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

GLACY+ Project participated in the organization of the 4th Digital Security Challenge 2020 (12-16 October) hosted by INTERPOL in cooperation with its private industry partner NEC and Cyber Defense Institute. A total of 100 participating cybercrime and digital forensics experts from 50 countries...

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GLACY+: INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training, enhancing technical capacities of GLACY+ countries

5-9 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

GLACY+ Project is participating in the series of malware analysis trainings organized by INTERPOL and its strategic partner, Trend Micro Inc., an IT security company with global presence. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the trainings are delivered online to small number of participants. The first...

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GLACY + & INTERPOL: Virtual Workshop On Data Protection And Global Policing Capabilities Implemented by INTERPOL

29 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE | CAPE VERDE

Data protection is essential in international police cooperation and global sharing of police data. The workshop aimed to strengthen the understanding of the criminal justice community on how global trust can be built through robust data protection principles, and how INTERPOL effectively...

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GLACY+: CoE-APWG global webinar focuses on cooperation between criminal justice and service providers

30 SEPTEMBBER ONLINE

Some 180 representatives from criminal justice authorities of more than 60 countries took part on Wednesday 30 September in the C-PROC global webinar on collaboration between criminal justice authorities and multi-national service providers in cybercrime investigations. The event was co-organized...

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GLACY+: INTERPOL Technical webinars (E-FIRST)

14-30 September 2020 ONLINE

The E-FIRST Course for law enforcement developed by ECTEG and delivered from 14 to 30 September 2020 under the framework of the GLACY+ Project, featured a series of three real-time webinars. The 1st webinar - Crime Scene and Live Data – was held on September 21st, being focused on digital...

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C-PROC: International Call for Consultants

28 SEPTEMBER 2020 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania has launched an International Call for Tenders aiming to conclude a framework agreement with up to 160 consultants with specific experience of cybercrime and electronic evidence. Please consult the full...

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EU Cyber Forum: legal certainty is key for a better international cooperation against cybercrime

14-17 September 2020 Brussels & online

The EU Cyber Forum presented, in its second edition, a range of stimulating conversations about the current shifting situation in cyber-related policy, as determined by the pandemic and the geopolitical landscapes worldwide. Announced as ‘a platform for promoting the European Union’s global...

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GLACY+ participated in INTERPOL’s E-Evidence Boot Camp

15 June - 28 August 2020 ONLINE

INTERPOL’s E-Evidence Boot Camp (EEBC) is a 8-week long online training course on electronic evidence developed by INTERPOL in collaboration with University College Dublin. It combines self-paced learning, web forum and weekly online webinars where participants exchange ideas. The syllabus is...

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SPANISH/ESPAÑOLA AND PORTUGUESE/PORTUGUÊS VERSIONS

GLACY+: Online Regional Workshops in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America on Establishment and functioning of the 24/7 Points of Contact Network

28, 29, 30 JULY 2020 ONLINE

A series of three online regional workshops were conducted by the Council of Europe, focusing on Establishment and functioning of the 24/7 Points of Contact Network under the Budapest Convention. The events were held on 28, 29 and 30 July 2020, being respectively addressed to Africa, Asia-Pacific...

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GLACY+: High Level Workshop in the Republic of Congo on Cybercrime Legislation and the Budapest Convention

29 July ONLINE | Republic of Congo

The workshop was co-organized by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy of the Republic of Congo, following the expression of interest by Congolese authorities to reinforce their criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence and...

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GLACY + & INTERPOL: Virtual Workshop On Data Protection And Global Policing Capabilities Implemented by INTERPOL

15-17 JULY 2020 ONLINE | Benin and Burkina Faso

The training on data protection and global police capabilities dedicated to law enforcement and also to criminal investigators took place this year online, from July 15 to 17. The three-days workshop organized as part of the GLACY + project (Global Action on Cybercrime) in collaboration with...

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GLACY+: First responders course delivered online

29 June - 3 July 2020 ONLINE/Dakar, Senegal

After being confined at the “Ecole des Officiers de la Gendarmerie National” for three months as a group due to the Covid-19 pandemic, forty-seven gendarmerie officers of seventeen African countries successfully concluded the Council of Europe’s, Regional Training of trainers First responders’...