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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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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20 years of the Convention on Cybercrime: join the celebration!

28 September 2021 Strasbourg

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...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

23 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €20,000 to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. This is the ninth dedicated contribution from Japan in support of the annual Octopus conference. The agreement was signed on 21 September 2021 by Ambassador Takeshi Akamatsu,...

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Octopus Conference 2021: Registrations are now open!

20 September 2021 Strasbourg

Registrations are now open for this year’s Octopus Conference, which will take place on 16-18 November! The Octopus Conference provides an opportunity for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organizations from all over the world to...

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Octopus Project: Benchmarking the implementation of the South African Cybercrimes Act in line with the international best practice under the Budapest Convention

3 August 2021 Online

Due to the borderless nature of cybercrime, international cooperation on cyber-related cases is imperative. Through the South Africa-EU Dialogue Facility (funded by the European Union), the South African Police Service (SAPS), in partnership with the Council of Europe therefore held a virtual...

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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: 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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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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