30 Nov 2022 17:05:00Strasbourg, France 30 November 2022
On 30 November 2022, during the 27th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) in...
30 Nov 2022 09:26:00Strasbourg 29-30 November 2022
The Cybercrime Convention Committee just adopted a guidance note on “ransomware”. This new GN...
24 Nov 2022 16:57:00Strasbourg, France 24 November 2022
The Netherlands, through the Ministry of Justice and Security, made a voluntary financial...
15 Nov 2022 16:03:00
Workshops on Effective Access to Data with Safeguards for Law Enforcement Agencies and Service Providers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova24 October to 16 November 2022
From 24 October to 16 November 2022, the CyberEast joint project of the European Union and the...
10 Nov 2022 13:42:00San José, Costa Rica 10 November 2022
Women have a crucial role to play in effective criminal justice responses to cybercrime, stated...
Why and how is the Council of Europe working against cybercrime?
Cybercrime – that is offences against and by means of computer systems – has evolved into a significant threat to human rights, democracy and the rule of law as well as to international peace and stability, and it has major social and economic impact. In addition, any crime may involve evidence on a computer system needed in criminal investigations and proceedings.
The approach of the Council of Europe to address these challenges consists of the three inter-related elements of:
- the common standards of the Convention on Cybercrime (opened for signature in Budapest, Hungary, in November 2001) as the most relevant international criminal justice treaty on cybercrime and electronic evidence. It is supplemented by a first additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism via computer systems. A second Additional Protocol has recently been adopted;
- the Cybercrime Convention Committee (TCY) consisting of representatives of Parties to the Budapest Convention and responsible for assessing proper implementation of the Convention, preparing Guidance Notes and additional legal instruments, and facilitating cooperation among the Parties;
- capacity building projects by the dedicated Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (CPROC) to assist countries worldwide to strengthen their criminal justice capacities for the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and other cases involving electronic evidence in line with the Convention and recommendations of the TCY.
- Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate
- Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users
- Data protection
- Action against Terrorism
- Protecting children
- Artificial Intelligence
- Istanbul Convention: Action against violence against women and domestic violence
- Internet Governance
- European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)
- Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions on Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PC-OC)