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:

 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)

Activities Activities

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: First Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime


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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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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