Following almost four years of negotiations (September 2017 – May 2021) and formal approval on 17 November 2021, the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature by the Parties to the Convention at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in the framework of an international conference on Enhanced co–operation and disclosure of electronic evidence on 12-13 May in Strasbourg.

The meeting was opened by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and the Minister of Justice of Italy, and was followed by interventions by ministers and other senior officials from Parties to the Convention.

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  Tools of the Second Additional Protocol
  • Direct requests to registrars in other jurisdictions to obtain domain name registration information
  • Direct co-operation with service providers in other jurisdictions to obtain subscriber information
  • More effective means to obtain subscriber information and traffic data through government-to-government co-operation
  • Expeditious co-operation in emergency situations
  • Joint investigation teams and joint investigations
  • Video conferencing

+       a strong system of human rights and rule of law safeguards, including for the protection of personal data

  Explainer to the Second Additional Protocol



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All presentations are available in PDF format.

The Second additional Protocol in practice: new tools for co-operation
12 May 2022,14:30-16:00, CEST

Co-operation in emergency situations: the role of 24/7 points of contact
13 May 2022, 11:30-12:30, CEST

Rule of law and data protection safeguards: what do they mean in practice?
13 May 2022, 12:30-13:30, CEST


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12 May - 10:00-13:00 (CEST) 
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12 May - 14:30-18:00 (CEST)
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13 May - 10:00-14:00 (CEST)
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