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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CyberSouth: Mainstreaming of cybercrime judicial training. Third meeting of the working group in Algeria

16 September 2021 online activity

Under the CyberSouth project, the third meeting for mainstreaming the judicial training in Algeria took place online, on the 16th of September 2021. This event was a follow-up to the second meeting of the working group focused on developing the Algerian course on cybercrime and electronic...

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Octopus Project: New translations of the Guide on Seizing Cryptocurrencies now available

30 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies developed in the framework of iPROCEEDS-2 project is now available in Portuguese, French and Spanish, in addition to the earlier available versions in English, Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian and Turkish. The Guide aims to serve as “toolbox” for investigators...

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CyberEast: Series of Roundtable Discussions on Cybercrime/Cybersecurity policies and action plans in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

January - September 2021 Online

As our daily lives and economies increasingly rely on digital technologies, we become more and more exposed to malicious cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime are critical for both prosperity and security. Countries of the Eastern Partnership have committed to implement the...

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CyberEast: Call for Tenders for the provision of research services

16 July 2021 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

The CyberEast project, a joint project of the European Union and Council of Europe, has launched a Call for Tenders for the provision of research services aiming to identify 1 research company provider in each of the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Regional meeting on seizing virtual currency

16 - 19 August 2021 Bucharest, ROMANIA

” The world ultimately will have a single currency, the Internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin”, “probably over 10 years, but it could go faster” Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, famously declared in March 2018. Considering the difficulty to...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Python Programming for Investigators Course

MAY - JUNE 2021 ONLINE

It is essential that criminal justice authorities and in particular law enforcement agencies have sufficient knowledge to fulfil their roles effectively, also through reliable and continuous training on cybercrime and electronic evidence. To support this goal, the Council of Europe through its...

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iPROCEEDS-2: second round of the online Specialised Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation

May - June 2021 Online, Montenegro and Kosovo*

The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime requires Parties to ensure that the offences conducted against and by means of computer systems are criminalised in their domestic law, and that their criminal justice authorities have the powers prescribed in their procedural law not only to investigate...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online workshops on handling electronic evidence during the investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes in Turkey

30 June; 7 July 2021 Online, Turkey

Within the framework of Joint European Union and Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 and Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey projects, two one-day online workshops on handling...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Third Meeting of the Project Steering Committee

3 JUNE 2021 ONLINE

The third meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of iPROCEEDS-2 project took place online, on 3 June 2021 with the purpose of reviewing the progress made towards achieving the project specific objective and expected results for the period January – June 2021 and approving the work plan...

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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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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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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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CyberEast Interview: The application of the UCD Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation master programme in the work of combating online child sexual exploitation and abuse of children

August 2021 Online

The CyberEast project, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe through its Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania aims to support cyber resilience of the Eastern Partnership countries. The project builds on previous...

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Save the date : Octopus Conference 2021!

28 June 2021 Strasbourg

This year’s Octopus Conference will take place on 16-18 November providing an opportunity for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organizations from all over the world to share experience. A special event with high level interventions...

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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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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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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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Octopus Project: Authorities in Barbados are pursuing updates of their domestic cybercrime legislation in line with the Budapest Convention

22-23 July 2021 Online

National authorities of Barbados are invested in updating their domestic legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in line with the provisions of the Budapest Convention as the international legislative standard in the field. Following the Desk review and Online Workshop on Cybercrime...

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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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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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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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Sweden joins the Budapest Convention and its Additional Protocol

28 April 2021 Strasbourg

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann LINDE, today deposited, in the presence of the Council of Europe Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the instrument of ratification for : The Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185), well known as the Budapest Convention The Additional Protocol to...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop for supporting the establishment of the 24/7 Contact Point in Tunisia

13 July 2021 online activity

In order to assist the Tunisian authorities to complete the process for accession to the Budapest Convention and following their request, a meeting on the establisment of 24/7 Contact Point (CP) took place, online, on the 13th of July 2021. This workshop follows the previos advisory mission on...

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CyberSouth: Renewed engagement of priority countries at the sixth Steering Committee

8 July 2021 online activity

The sixth Steering Committee meeting of CyberSouth project was held jointly by the Council of Europe and European Commission, online, on the 8th of July 2021, with the participation of representatives from priority countries Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia and the project partners,...

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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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CyberEast: Series of Training Courses on Templates for Data Preservation and Subscriber Information in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

May - July 2021 Online

The primary purpose of international cooperation in cybercrime investigations and proceedings is the preservation and production of admissible and reliable evidence that can be used in pre-trial and trial proceedings in criminal cases. Electronic evidence in cases of offences against and by means...

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Octopus Project: Desk review and Online Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence organised with national authorities of Barbados

14-15 June 2021 Online

One more online workshop in the series organised in the Caribbean region, to provide advice on legislation in line with the Budapest Convention, rule of law and human rights standards, took place with national authorities from Barbados. The two-day workshop was jointly organised by the Caribbean...

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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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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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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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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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The global state of cybercrime legislation: Update as at 30 June 2021!

30 June 2021 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) today completed an update of the state of cybercrime legislation in countries worldwide. This cursory overview – maintained since 2013 – confirms further progress by 30 June 2021 in all regions of the world in terms of criminal...

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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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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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Automated Detection of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Findings and recommendations

25 June 2021 Strasbourg, France

The scale of online child sexual exploitation and abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. To date, the response to this challenge consists also of voluntary actions involving the use of automated detection technologies by private sector actors to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse...

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Hungary is making a voluntary contribution to a number of their presidency priorities, including action against cybercrime

21 June 2021 Strasbourg

In the framework of their Presidency to the Committee of Ministers, Hungary made a voluntary contribution to eight of their chairmanship priorities, including action against cybercrime through the Octopus Project. The amount of EUR 50 000 is to be used to support the activities implemented...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online advisory workshop on drafting cybersecurity strategy in Montenegro

24 May 2021 Online, Montenegro

Considering Montenegro's strategic goal to join the European Union, adopting adequate legislation on cybersecurity is a prerequisite to become a member of the European community. Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures for a high common level of...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in Tunisia

16 June 2021 online activity

CyberSouth project has implemented the last National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements, on the 16th of June, for Tunisian stakeholders. International legal standards and principles of the Convention 108+ for the protection of...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in Algeria

15 June 2021 online activity

The series of National Workshops for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements continued with the fourth meeting, on the 15th of June, for the Algerian representatives’ benefit. Convention 108+ for the protection of individuals with regard to...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in Jordan

9 June 2021 online activity

On the 9th of June 2021, the Jordanian representatives took part in the National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements, organized under the framework of the CyberSouth project. After the consultant’s intervention regarding the...

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CyberEast: Third Steering Committee of the Project

10 June 2021 Online

The joint European Union and Council of Europe’s CyberEast project held its Third Steering Committee of the project on 10 June 2021. More than 60 project country team members, project partners and Cybercrime Programme Office staff took part in this virtual meeting, aiming to hear directly from...

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EndOCSEA@Europe & CyberEast: Improving operational capacities to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse

9 June 2021 Online

The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) launched its new training package for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors to improve their operational capacities in tackling OCSEA in an online Regional Conference on 3-4 June 2021. The...

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CyberEast: Series of Workshops on the Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Cooperation between CSIRTs and Law Enforcement – Stage II in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

May - June 2021 Online

In the landscape of growing threat of cybercrime further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, CERTs/CSIRTs (Computer Emergency/Computer Security Incident Response Teams) have an important role in preventing cyber-attacks and in coordinating the technical response at national level. They may help...

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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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CyberSouth: National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in Lebanon

3 June 2021 online activity

Given the relevance of data protection regulations and their impact on cybercrime criminal investigations, the CyberSouth project initiated a series of National Workshops for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in the priority countries. On...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in Morocco

7 June 2021 online activity

The series of National Workshops for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on the application of data protection requirements in the priority countries continued with the second meeting, on the 7th of June 2021, for Moroccan representatives. Convention 108+ for the protection of individuals...

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E-evidence Protocol approved by Cybercrime Convention Committee

31 May 2021 Strasbourg

The 24th plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), representing the Parties to the Budapest Convention, on 28 May 2021 approved the draft “2nd Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on Enhanced Co-operation and Disclosure of Electronic Evidence”. “Criminals have stepped...

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CyberSouth: Judicial material mainstreaming, third meeting of the working group in Lebanon

4 June 2021 online activity

Under the CyberSouth project, the third meeting for mainstreaming the judicial material in Lebanon took place online, on the 4th of June 2021. This event was a follow-up to the second meeting of the working group focused on developing the Lebanese course on cybercrime and electronic evidence 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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Cybercrime in Africa and the challenges of international cooperation

16 June 2020 ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDoJ) and the Council of Europe (CoE) organized on 16 June 2020 a webinar on the challenges of international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Africa region. Some 60 participants from twelve countries attended: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo...

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GLACY+: Drafting Workshop on legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Namibia

27 – 28 February 2020 Windhoek, Namibia

The Council of Europe organized on 27 – 28 February 2020 a legislative drafting workshop to assist with the finalization of Namibia’s cybercrime bill, with the coordinating support of Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT). The activity drew a broad level of...

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C-PROC: International Meeting on Cooperation with Foreign Service Providers

26-28 February 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The European Commission and the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia an international meeting on cooperation with foreign service providers. The event took place from Wednesday, 26 February 2020 to Friday, 28 February...

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GLACY+: Advisory Mission on Cybercrime Legislation in Belize

10-13 February 2020 Belize City, BELIZE

The Council of Europe and the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Assemblies (FOPREL), in the framework of the on-going agreement for Cooperation on Cybercrime in Central America and the Caribbean Basin co-organized a mission of legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Belize from 10...

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GLACY+: The Gambia hosts the validation workshop on the Cybercrime Bill 2020

5 February 2020 Serrekunda, The Gambia

The validation workshop on cybercrime legislation was hosted by the Ministry of Communication and Information Infrastructure (MOICI) in the Gambia and co-organized by the Council of Europe and Expertise France, in the framework of two European Union funded initiatives, namely the GLACY+ and...

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Council of Europe and EU ISS host panel on election security at FIFAfrica 2019

23-26 September 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) hosted this week, in Ethiopia, the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). The Council of Europe and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS) co-hosted the panel "Election Security...

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Cooperation on cybercrime in the Pacific: PILON meets in Vanuatu

headline 27-31 May 2019 Port Vila, Vanuatu

The 3rd meeting of the Cybercrime Working Group of the Pacific Island Law Officers Network (PILON) is focusing on the international sharing of electronic evidence. In the opening session of the regional meeting, Leotrina Macomber, Chair of the PILON Cybercrime Working Group, noted that...

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GLACY+: Mainstreaming cybercrime training modules in the curricula of Ghanaian Judicial Training Institutions

20-22 March 2019 Accra, Ghana

After the roll-out of the new Introductory Judicial Training and Advanced Judicial Training courses in Ghana, the GLACY+ project continued with a discussion on the long-term integration of judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence into the curricula of training institutions,...

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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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GLACY+: Costa Rica joins the countries that received Basic Judicial Training on cybercrime

11-15 February 2019 San José, Costa Rica

The GLACY+ project is delivering the first Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in San José. The medium term goal of this course is to establish a group of Costa Rican trainers able to instruct and equip their peers with the basic skills and...

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GLACY+: Basic Judicial Training in Nigeria

28 January - 1 February 2019 Abuja, Nigeria

GLACY+ trainers delivered the Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers’ (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence to a group of 24 judges, prosecutors and members of the Federal Ministry of Justice in Nigeria. The training course included sessions on technology, threats and trends,...

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CyberEast Interview: On the work of a Cybercrime Investigator with the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan

May 2021 Online

The CyberEast project, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe through its Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania aims to support cyber resilience of the Eastern Partnership countries. The project builds on previous...

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Foreign Affairs Ministers encouraged the finalisation of the Second Additional Protocol in time for the 20th anniversary of the Convention on Cybercrime in November 2021

21 May 2021 Hamburg, online

During the 131st Session of the Committee of Ministers, held on 21 May 2021 in Hamburg via videoconference, Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 47 Council of Europe member states underlined the Council of Europe’s important standard-setting work in the human rights field and highlighted the...

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OAS REMJA Group recommends the member states of the Organisation of American States to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

19 May 2021 Online

In the declaration adopted during the Eleventh Meeting of the Ministers of Justice or other Ministers or Attorney Generals of the Americas (REMJA XI) the accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is recommended to the Member States of the Organisation of American States (OAS). The...

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C-PROC marks its seventh anniversary: online briefing with the diplomatic community in Bucharest, Strasbourg and Vienna

9 April 2021 Online

This year, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania celebrates its seventh anniversary. The Bucharest Office became operational in April 2014 and is responsible for assisting countries worldwide in strengthening their criminal justice capacities 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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iPROCEEDS-2: First round of online workshops on cybercrime and cybersecurity trends and criminal justice statistics in Serbia and Kosovo*

APRIL-MAY 2021 ONLINE, SERBIA, KOSOVO*

In today’s world, statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence play an essential role in the ability to quantify the threat level raised by different forms of cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crimes, to support more efficient response and allow legitimate strategic decisions of policymakers and...

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The Riksdag of Sweden approves ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

29 March 2021 Strasbourg

The Riksdag of Sweden approved ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, as well as its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems. This will allow the Government of Sweden to deposit the instrument of ratification at the Council of Europe and to...

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Data Protection: 40th Anniversary of Convention 108 and 15 years of the Data Protection Day

28 January 2021 Bucharest, Romania

In an interconnected world where everyone is relying on information and communication technology, your personal data is everywhere. While you are asleep, someone else is processing your personal data. Millions of individuals are unaware how their personal information is being used, collected,...

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CyberEast Interview: On the work of the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in drafting cybercrime policies

May 2021 Online

The CyberEast project, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe through its Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania aims to support cyber resilience of the Eastern Partnership countries. The project builds on previous...

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European states must step up efforts to protect children’s privacy in digital environment, especially in the COVID-19 pandemic context, says Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

28 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

European states, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, should enhance safeguarding measures in processing personal data of children, notably health-related data and data collected in education settings, to minimise potential adverse effects, including the public identification of a child as a...

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iPROCEEDS-2 kicked off the Specialised Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation

22 - 28 April 2021 Online, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The growth in the use and development of information and communications technologies (ICTs) go hand in hand with the rise in crimes committed against or by using computer systems. The Council of Europe approach to protect societies worldwide in the cyberspace is based on the implementation of the...

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Octopus Project: Series of online workshops on cybercrime legislation and electronic evidence in the Caribbean region kicked off with Trinidad and Tobago

2-3 March 2021 Online

Countries of the Caribbean region have taken steps in recent years to equip themselves with legislation to address the growing challenge of cybercrime. While in some states such legislation has been in place for more than a decade, others are in the process of reforming their laws. The Budapest...

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Octopus Project: Workshop on Criminal Justice Capacities on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence and accession to the Budapest Convention organised with national authorities of Guyana

20-21 April 2021 Online

Law enforcement authorities play an important role in preventing and fighting cybercrime as they are in the frontline. At the same time, it is equally important that all criminal justice authorities, including the judiciary, magistrates, prosecutors, strengthen their abilities to investigate,...

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Octopus Project: Online Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence organised with national authorities of Saint Lucia

13-14 April 2021 Online

The series of online workshops in the Caribbean region continued this week with an event organised between 13-14 April by the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) and the Council of Europe with national authorities from Saint Lucia. This activity came...

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Octopus Project: Online Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence organised with national authorities of Montserrat

29-30 March 2021 Online

The third activity in the series of domestic workshops on cybercrime legislation and electronic evidence, this time with national authorities of Montserrat, was organised between 29-30 March 2021 by the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) and the...

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Octopus Project: Workshop on Criminal Justice Capacities on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence and accession to the Budapest Convention organised with national authorities of Jamaica

25-26 March 2021 Jamaica | Online

“The more we educate, the less we investigate” is one of the phrases used in Jamaica that was shared from the outset by one of the 30 participants of the Workshop on Criminal Justice Capacities on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence and accession to the Budapest Convention, held between 25-26...

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Octopus Project: Addressing COVID-19-related cybercrime in Asia with financial support from the Government of Japan

1 March 2021 Asia region

COVID-19 related cybercrime may have serious consequences for the security and stability of countries. It not only compounds the social, including health, and economic impact of the pandemic, but may further weaken the ability of public authorities to respond to cyberattacks. This weakening of...

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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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CyberEast: Second Regional Meeting on the Development of Mutual Legal Assistance Guidelines

26 – 28 April 2021 Online

The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is the most relevant international treaty on cybercrime and electronic evidence, with currently 66 Parties and 10 Observer States. Work on the Second Additional Protocol on enhanced cooperation commenced in September 2017 and is expected to be finalized by...

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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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CyberSouth: Regional Workshop on judicial international cooperation and police-to-police cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence

26 April 2021 online activity

On the 26th of April 2021, the CyberSouth project organised a Regional Workshop on judicial international cooperation and police-to-police cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Participants representing criminal justice authorities (Ministry of Justice, International Legal Department...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Second round of business analyses CERT- LEA. Guidelines on sharing of data by CERTs with criminal justice authorities

January-April 2021 Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo*

In the world of today, the increasing number of attacks against or by means of computer systems and data is a growing concern for cyber security professionals, affecting societies at large. In the landscape of growing threat of cybercrime further exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic, Computer...

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C-PROC is recruiting an IT System Administrator

17 April 2021 Bucharest, Romania

Through a local recruitment procedure open to applicants already present in Romania, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) is looking to recruit an IT System Administrator. The job mission is to maintain the work environment, including operating systems, software...

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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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CyberEast: Series of Workshops with Personal Data Protection authorities and National Communications regulators on trust and cooperation on cybercrime and e-evidence in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

January - April 2021 Online

As societies rely increasingly on the use of information technology, cybercrime and the use of electronic evidence become challenges for criminal justice authorities and to the rule of law. Article 15 of the Budapest Convention seeks to ensure protection of fundamental rights and freedoms by...

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CyberSouth: Situation report on cybercrime and money laundering on the Internet

April 2021

Among the C-PROC (Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe) capacity building projects, CyberSouth, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, aims to strengthen the capacities to fight against cybercrime in the Southern Neighborhood Region of the following five...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies available on the Octopus Cybercrime Community

14 April 2021 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Within the framework of Joint European Union and Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 project, a Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies has been developed to serve as “toolbox” for investigators all over the world in hands-on activities related to virtual currencies. Drafted by international experts on the...

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Save the Date: Towards a Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime: additional stakeholder consultations (6th round)

08 April 2021 Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) wishes to continue its consultations with civil society, data protection organisations and industry on the draft 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The T-CY has much appreciated contributions received in the previous five...

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The Council of Europe’s new global Octopus Project has begun!

headline 1 January 2021 Strasbourg and Bucharest

The new global Octopus Project on cybercrime and e-evidence has formally commenced on 1 January 2021. Building on the successful implementation of the previous global Cybercrime@Octopus project aimed at assisting countries worldwide to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and...

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United Kingdom makes a further voluntary contribution to the new Octopus Project

11 December 2020 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom has made a further voluntary contribution to the new Octopus project, amounting to UK Pounds 100,000. The new project aims to support the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185), its Protocols and related standards through the Cybercrime Convention...

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Canada makes a voluntary contribution to support the global Octopus Project

headline 19 October 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Government of Canada made a voluntary contribution of CAN$ 250,000 (ca. EUR 161,000) to the current Cybercrime@Octopus project and the follow-up global Octopus project. With this first voluntary contribution, Canada joins the State Parties, Observers to the Convention on Cybercrime and other...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the skills, set-up and competencies of 24/7 point of contact in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 APRIL 2021 Online

Continuing the series of activities dedicated to the strengthening of the 24/7 Points of Contact established under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 organized an online domestic workshop and hands-on simulation...

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CyberEast: Roundtable discussion on cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and action plans with Moldovan authorities

19 March 2021 Online

Cybersecurity is critical to both prosperity and security. As our daily lives and economies increasingly rely on digital technologies, we become more and more exposed to malicious cyber-attacks. These are spreading in terms of who is involved and what they seek to achieve. Harmful and hostile...

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C-PROC is recruiting a Senior Project Officer

1 April 2021 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Senior Project Officer, based in Bucharest. The successful candidate will assist and facilate the implementation of the iPROCEEDS-2, a joint project of the...

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C-PROC is recruiting Project Assistants for capacity building projects on cybercrime

11 February 2021 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Project Assistant, to provide administrative support to project teams responsible for the implementation of capacity building projects on cybercrime....

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CyberEast: Webinar on Hate Speech and Restrictive Measures

26 February 2021 Online

As acknowledged by the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Mapping study on cyberviolence: “Cyberviolence is the use of computer systems to cause, facilitate, or threaten violence against individuals that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual,...

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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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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+: 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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C-PROC is recruiting an IT System Administrator

25 November 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of IT System Administrator. The IT System Administrator will be responsible for maintaining the work environment, including operating systems, software...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Assessment of the investigation and collection/handling of electronic evidence under the domestic legislation

23 March 2021 Online

Under result 4 of the Joint European Union and the Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 Project - Capacities of specialised investigative units and inter-agency cooperation further strengthened, an assessment on the investigation and collection/handling of electronic evidence under domestic legislations...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Webinar cyberbullying: trends, prevention strategies and the role of law enforcement

9 March 2021 Online

According to the international studies, bullying is a widespread negative phenomenon, affecting more than 20% of the school students. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, bullying has more and more moved from the school yard towards the internet, increasing the number of the victims of...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online regional workshop for representatives of judicial training academies to review the current state of judicial training and agree on project approach

10 February 2021 Online

The Council of Europe (CoE) has been supporting judicial authorities to enhance their capacities through global capacity building initiatives, by delivering judicial training courses on cybercrime and electronic evidence in a large number of countries, by training pools of judges and prosecutors...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Meeting on information sharing and intelligence exchange between criminal justice authorities and the ISPs

26 November 2020 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A new workshop on “ Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement Bodies in Conducting Cyber Crime Investigations”, was organized within the framework of Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 and in cooperation with the Ministry of...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online Workshop on business analysis CERT/LEA and development of guidelines and procedures on sharing of data by CERTs/CSIRTs with criminal justice authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska

9 - 11 December 2020 Online

Opening the series of activities addressing the CERT – LEA collaboration and information sharing, the online workshop “Business analysis CERT/LEA and development of guidelines and procedures on sharing of data by CERTs/CSIRTs with criminal justice authorities in Republika Srpska”, was organised...

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CyberSouth: Study on the conformity of personal data provisions with Convention 108+

March 2021

CyberSouth, one of the capacity building projects implemented by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), aims to strengthen the capacities to fight against cybercrime in the Southern Neighborhood Region of the following five priority countries: Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon,...

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CyberSouth: Study on Judicial Training Systems and Capabilities in the Southern Neighbourhood Region

March 2021

As of 2017, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) has been implementing the CyberSouth project on Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Southern Neighbourhood Region, covering five of the Southern Neighbourhood countries (Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia)....

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CyberSouth: Study on the Competent Authorities and the Functioning of International Cooperation

March 2021

As of 2017, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) has been implementing the CyberSouth project on Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Southern Neighborhood Region, covering five of the Southern Neighborhood countries (Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia). Under...

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CyberSouth: Judicial material mainstreaming, third meeting of the working group in Tunisia

12 March 2021 online activity

Under the CyberSouth project, the third meeting for mainstreaming the judicial material in Tunisia took place, online, on the 12th of March 2021. This event was a follow-up on the second meeting of the working group focused on developing the Tunisian course on cybercrime and electronic evidence...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online training course for the candidate magistrates in Turkey on countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse

23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021 ONLINE

Webinars, online meetings, remote working models, online friendships and online networking. Everything is just a click away now. While we strive to adapt ourselves to the new era of digitalisation, our children are born into it with pure innocence and vulnerability. So, the question is whether we...

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CyberEast: Series of Training Courses on International Cooperation in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

January - February 2021 Online

Electronic evidence in cases of offences against and by means of information technology is usually difficult to collect and process due to volatility of data. It is therefore crucial that, in investigating and prosecuting cybercrime, the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime are...

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CyberEast: Effective Access to Data - Online test exercises

November - December 2020 Online

Building and maintaining partnerships with private sector entities - primarily Internet service providers - is key for reinforcing mechanisms for trusted cooperation between the private sector, citizens and criminal justice authorities. This is also one of the key priorities for joint action of...

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CyberEast: Series of Workshops on Crime Proceeds Online finalized

14 - 15 January 2021 Online

As the Eastern Partnership region becomes increasingly integrated into the global economy and with increasing number of people from these countries with daily access to cyberspace, financial crime with the use of information technology, computer systems and data is becoming increasingly...

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CyberEast: Series of Workshops on the Development of SOP for cooperation between CSIRTs and Law Enforcement in the Eastern Partnership countries finalized

August 2020 - March 2021 Online

In the landscape of growing threat of cybercrime, CERTs/CSIRTs (Computer Emergency/Computer Security Incident Response Teams) have an important role in preventing cyber-attacks and in coordinating the technical response at national level. They may help in monitoring and reporting cybercrimes, in...

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Council of Europe at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

9 March Kyoto, Japan

Acting against crime and preventing crime are some of the ways in which States protect the rule of law. Such action and prevention should always be pursued while respecting fundamental human rights. The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will explore a vast...

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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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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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CyberSouth: Judicial material mainstreaming, second meeting of the working group in Lebanon

4-5 March 2021 online activity

The second meeting of integration of the cybercrime and electronic evidence judicial training materials took place, online, during 4-5 March 2021. This activity was a follow-up for the first meeting of the working group in charge with the course’s development, which was implemented during 3-4...

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CyberSouth: Third national meeting on the development of a domestic Standard Operating Procedures and toolkit for first responder/cybercrime investigation and e-evidence in Lebanon

8 March 2021 online activity

Following the second meeting on the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with Lebanon, which took place on the 9th of December 2020, the third activity for national Lebanese SOPs was implemented online on the 8th of March 2021, together with the members of the working group – law...

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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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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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CyberSouth: Regional Workshop on interagency cooperation on the search, seizure and confiscation of on-line crime proceeds

25 February 2021 online activity

On the 25th of February 2021, the CyberSouth project organised a Regional Workshop on interagency cooperation on the search, seizure and confiscation of on-line crime proceeds, following an event on the same theme from the 1st of July 2020. Almost 50 participants, representing law enforcement...

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CyberSouth: Judicial material mainstreaming, third meeting of the working group in Morocco

22-23 February 2021 online activity

Following the second meeting of the working group in charge of developing the basic Moroccan course on cybercrime and electronic evidence dedicated to magistrates, the third meeting for mainstreaming the judicial material took place, online, during 22-23 February 2021. The first day was an...

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CyberSouth: Second national meeting on the development of domestic Standard Operating Procedures and a toolkit for first responders on cybercrime investigation and e-evidence in Algeria

18 February 2021 online activity

After the first meeting on the development of Algerian Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), held on the 18th of November 2020, the Second online national meeting on the development of domestic SOPs and Toolkit for First Responders in Cybercrime Investigations and E-evidence took place on the...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop on the preparation of cybercrime and e-evidence situation (annual) report in Algeria

17 February 2021 online activity

Building on the achievements and progress made since the regional workshop held in Rabat, in April 2019, a national workshop on the situation (annual) report on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Algeria was organised on-line, on the 17th of February 2021. The Algerian authorities had the...

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First webinar on Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSEA) for the National Police, Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Moldova

11 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

Under the framework of the Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) and the Project on Combatting Violence Against Children in the Republic of Moldova, Ms Rajka Vlahovic, and Ms Maria Andriani Kostopoulou, Council of Europe...

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Results of the fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the EndOCSEA@Europe Project

5 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 05 February 2021, the members of the Steering Committee of the project End OCSEA@Europe held their fourth meeting to discuss the positive results of the project at national level, the forthcoming activities until June 2021 and future potential areas for future cooperation. Members provided...

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C-PROC activity report 2020: capacity building makes a difference!

13 November 2020 Bucharest, Romania

Capacity building contributes significantly to a stronger criminal justice response to cybercrime. Given the COVID-19 related spike in cybercrime, the effective investigation and prosecution of cybercrime is now needed more than ever. This is underlined in the annual report on the activities of...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop on the preparation of cybercrime and e-evidence situation (annual) report in Jordan

9 February 2021 online activity

The national meeting to support the preparation of the annual cybercrime and e-evidence situation report in Jordan was organized online on the 9th of February 2021, aiming to assess the progress made since the regional workshop held in Rabat, in April 2019. To this end, the workshop was an...

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CyberSouth: Second online national meeting on the development of a domestic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Toolkit for First Responders in Cybercrime Investigations and E-evidence with Morocco

5 February 2021 online activity

Under the framework of the CyberSouth Project, on the 5th of February 2021, the Second online national meeting on the development of a domestic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Toolkit for First Responders in Cybercrime Investigations and E-evidence, was held with Morocco, for the benefit...

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CyberSouth: National Workshop on the preparation of cybercrime and e-evidence situation (annual) report in Morocco

3 February 2021 online activity

The national meeting to support the preparation of the annual situation report in Morocco was organised on-line on the 3rd of February 2021, aiming to assess the progress made since the regional workshop held in Rabat, in April 2019. To this end, the workshop was an opportunity for the...

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C-PROC is recruiting a Programme Manager

23 December 2020 Bucharest or Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Programme Manager, based either in Bucharest, or in Strasbourg. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting countries worldwide in...

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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+: 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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CyberEast: Second Steering Committee of the project

7 December 2020 Online

The joint European Union and Council of Europe CyberEast project held its Second Steering Committee of the project on 17 December 2020. More than 60 project country team members, project partners and Cybercrime Programme Office staff took part in this virtual meeting, aiming to hear directly from...

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CyberEast: Webinar on Cybersecurity and Human Rights

17 December 2020 Online

Cybersecurity policies and practice should, in principle, protect, support and affirm enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms in cyberspace, rather than reinforce “security versus freedom” mentality. This was the main theme of discussion during the joint Webinar on Cybersecurity and...

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Pilot Training on Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for Judges, Prosecutors, and the National Police in Ukraine

8-11 December 2020 Strasbourg

The new training on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) for judges, prosecutors, and the national police in Ukraine, which was prepared by the EndOCSEA@Europe Project, was piloted on 8-11 December 2020 in Ukraine in cooperation with the CyberEast Project of the Council of Europe...

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CyberSouth: Open consultation on a renewed partnership between the European Union and the Southern Neighbourhood

13 January 2021

The conjunction of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, new challenges arising from the pandemic and a new EU financial framework for 2021-2027 has created a momentum for looking into new opportunities for the relations between the EU and its southern neighbours. In this context, the...

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Towards a Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime: additional stakeholder consultations

10 November 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Cybercrime Convention Committee invites interested stakeholders to submit written comments on draft provisions of the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention by 15 December 2020. The following new draft provisions have not been subject to previous stakeholder consultations: Joint...

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New Zealand on course to join the Budapest Convention

24 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

New Zealand has been invited by the Council of Europe to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The Government is currently undertaking the necessary domestic measures, including stakeholder consultations, to complete the accession process. New Zealand now also has observer status in...

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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+: 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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Season's Greetings for 2021!

18 December 2020 Bucharest, Romania

We are happy that we have been able to continue our cooperation on cybercrime with you in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season and we look forward to meeting you in person in 2021.

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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+: 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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CyberSouth: Extended commitment from priority countries during the Fifth Steering Committee

10 December 2020 online activity

The fifth Steering Committee meeting of CyberSouth project was organised on-line, jointly by the Council of Europe and European Commission, on the 10th of December 2020, with the participation of the main stakeholders from the priority countries Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia and...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement Agencies Implementation of Cyber Crime Investigations

11 November 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Provided under the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 and in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Police Administration, the workshop “ Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Second Steering Committee of the project

24 November 2020 Online

The second Steering Committee of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 – Targeting crime proceeds and securing electronic evidence on the Internet in South East Europe and Turkey, was held online, on 24 November 2020. Organized with the aim of assessing the...

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European Cybersecurity Competence Center to be located in Bucharest

11 December 2020 Bucharest, Romania

From a list of seven cities that included Brussels, Munich, Warsaw, Vilnius, Luxembourg, and León (Spain), Bucharest was selected by EU member states to host the new European Cybersecurity Competence Center. The future hub is planned to become operational as from 1 January 2021 and will be the EU...

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USA renews support to the global Octopus Project

headline 21 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Government of the United States made a new voluntary contribution of USD 1.5 million (approximately €1.3 million) to the Council of Europe’s capacity building activities on cybercrime. The US Department of State has supported the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 with approximately €3.5...

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