The Octopus Project is a Council of Europe project based on voluntary contributions from States Parties and Observers to the Convention on Cybercrime and other public and private sector organisations, aiming to support the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, its Protocols and related standards, as well as to address additional challenges that came to the forefront in the course of 2020.
Results are expected in the following areas:
- Assistance of the criminal justice authorities from the countries willing to implement the Budapest Convention, its First Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism, its future Second Protocol on enhanced international cooperation and access to evidence in the cloud, as well as related standards;
- Support to the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY);
- Organisation of the Octopus conferences on cooperation against cybercrime;
- Development of online tools for the delivery of capacity building activities on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
Duration of the project: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2024
Project summary, August 2020 (.pdf)
Full report: The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime: benefits and impact in practice, July 2020 (.pdf)
Leaflet: Acceding to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime: Benefits, June 2021 (.pdf)
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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
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In November 2001, the Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature in Budapest, Hungary. Twenty years on, that treaty, known as the “Budapest Convention”, remains the most relevant international agreement on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Join us on our 20th anniversary website to find...