Prosecuting malicious cyber interference with elections: Guidance Note adopted on the tools of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

8 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Convention Committee, representing the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, today adopted a Guidance Note to facilitate criminal justice action against election interference using computers. Interference with elections through malicious cyber activities against...

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Benin invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

21 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 21 June 2019, Benin was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Earlier this year, Benin received a visit of a delegation of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and held a workshop on the Budapest Convention which confirmed that the country has the necessary...

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Budapest Convention at ISCR 2019

22-24 May 2019 Seoul, Korea

ISCR, the International Symposium on Cybercrime Response is organised annually since 2000 by the Korean National Police Agency. The 2019 edition held in Seoul, Korea gathered participants representing law enforcement agencies from some 80 countries, and also representatives from a number of...

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San Marino joins the Budapest Convention and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

8 March 2019 Strasbourg

San Marino deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. With San Marino, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 63 Parties. A further 8 States have signed it or been invited to accede. State of signatures,...

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Peru: accession to Budapest Convention approved by Congress

30 January 2019 Lima, Peru

On 30 January 2019, the Congress of Peru unanimously approved the act of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will allow the Government of Peru to deposit the instrument of accession at the Council of Europe and to become a Party to this treaty in the very near future.

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Ghana accedes to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

3 December 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Republic of Ghana has deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime on 3 December 2018. With Ghana’s accession, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 62 states parties. A further 9 States have signed it or been invited to accede. Ghana is also one of the five...

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Towards a Protocol to the Budapest Convention: Further consultations

05 December 2018 Srasbourg, FRANCE

Following consultations with data protection, civil society, industry and others, during the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) meeting from 29 November 2018, additional contributions are now sought.   Stakeholders are invited to send written comments by 20 February 2019 on the provisional...

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Strategic directions of the Cybercrime Convention Committee for 2019

26-29 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) with 160 members and observers gathered at the Council of Europe to discuss international challenges and shape the strategic directions of its work for 2019 as reflected in the workplan adopted by the T-CY. The 2019 agenda will be largely shaped by the...

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17th Anniversary of the Budapest Convention

23 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 23 November, the Council of Europe celebrated the 17th Anniversary of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. On this occasion, Permanent Representations of Parties and Observers to the Council of Europe were briefed on current challenges of cybercrime and the Council of Europe response. The...

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Paris Call on Cyberspace: “Budapest Convention a key tool”

12 November 2018 Paris, France

More than 50 States, 90 NGOs and academia and 130 corporations and groups have endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The Call was launched by French President Macron on 12 November. Its supporters commit to work together, inter alia, to strengthen prevention of and...

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The Budapest Convention at ISCR 2018

30 August 2018 Seoul, Korea

Progress towards an additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention was one of the topics of the International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR 2018) held in Seoul, Korea, from 29 to 31 August 2018. The International Symposium on Cybercrime Response is organised annually since 2000 by the...

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Towards a Protocol to the Budapest Convention: Further consultations

13 July 2018 Strasbourg, France

Following consultations with data protection, civil society, industry and others during the Octopus Conference on 12 July 2018, additional contributions are now sought.   Stakeholders are invited to send written comments by 15 September 2018 on the provisional draft text on "emergency mutual...

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Paraguay accedes to the Convention on Cybercrime and the Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

30 July 2018 Strasbourg, France

Paraguay has deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. With Paraguay’s accession, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 61 states parties. A further 10 States have signed it or been invited to accede.

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Call for candidates - Adviser on Cybercrime - 30 September 2018

The Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a seconded position of Advisor on Cybercrime. Deadline for applications is 30 September 2018. Vacancy notice N° S6/2018 More information on secondments

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Morocco joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

29 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

Today, Morocco has deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. With Morocco’s accession, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 60 states parties. A further 11 States have signed it or been invited to accede....

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Cabo Verde joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the Data Protection Convention 108

19 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

Cabo Verde acceded today to the Council of Europe´s Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and to the Data Protection Convention 108. The Minister of Justice and Labour of Cabo Verde, Janine Lelis, deposited the accession documents during a ceremony in Strasbourg on the side-lines of a meeting of the...

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Argentina joins the Budapest Convention

6 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

The authorities of Argentina have deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With this, the number of Parties of this treaty will increase to 58. A further 13 States have signed it or been invited to accede. State of signatures, ratifications and accessions...

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Towards a Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime: Invitation to participate in consultations

11-13 July 2018 Strasbourg

Consultations on the ongoing preparation of a 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention will be held within the framework of the Octopus Conference on Cybercrime from 11 to 13 July 2018, and specifically on Thursday, 12 July. They are to permit an exchange of views between...

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Global state of cybercrime legislation reviewed

15 May 2018 Vienna, Austria

The "global state of cybercrime legislation" was reviewed today in a workshop organised by the Council of Europe at the UN Crime Commission in Vienna. Between 2013 and 2018 good progress was made worldwide in terms of criminalisation. About half of UN member States now have substantive laws in...

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Philippines joins the Budapest Convention

6 April 2018 Strasbourg, France

The authorities of the Philippines have deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With this, the number of Parties of this treaty will increase to 57. A further 14 States have signed it or been invited to accede. State of signatures, ratifications and...

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Tunisia invited to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

13 February 2018 Strasbourg, France

Tunisia was invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With Tunisia, 71 States are now either Parties (56), have signed it (4) or been invited to accede (11). Through the project CyberSouth, the Council of Europe and the European Union are supporting Tunisia in the further...

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Mutual legal assistance effectiveness and cyberviolence in the focus of the 18th T-CY Plenary

27-28 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Convention Committee is holding its 18th plenary session on 27 and 28 November at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Some 160 participants from 65 countries and international organisations focus their deliberations on the effectiveness of mutual legal assistance and on...

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Delhi Communiqué on Capacity Building

24 November 2017 New Delhi, India

The “Delhi Communiqué on a GFCE Global Agenda for Cyber Capacity Building” was adopted today at the Global Conference on Cyber Space. It calls on stakeholders, among other things, to “enact and enforce a comprehensive set of laws, guidelines, policies and programmes relating to cybercrime in line...

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Argentina: accession to Budapest Convention approved by Congress

headline 23 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Congress of Argentina yesterday approved the act of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will allow the Government of Argentina to deposit the instrument of accession at the Council of Europe and to become a Party to this treaty in the very near future.

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Webinar: Securing electronic evidence in the cloud: towards a Protocol to Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

15 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

The ISOC Cybersecurity SIG Interest Group will hold a webinar on "Securing electronic evidence in the cloud: towards a Protocol to Budapest Convention on Cybercrime", having as invited speaker Mr. Alexander Seger, Head of the Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe. The webinar will take...

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Council of Europe partners with leading technology companies to promote respect for human rights

8 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will strengthen its co-operation with the private sector in order to promote an open and safe internet, where human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are respected. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland signed the agreement – in the form of an exchange...

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Costa Rica joins the Budapest Convention

3 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

The authorities of Costa Rica have deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With this, the number of Parties of this treaty will increase to 56. A further 14 States have signed it or been invited to accede. State of signatures, ratifications and accessions...

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Cabo Verde invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

2 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 27 September 2017, Cabo Verde was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Earlier this year, Cabo Verde had adopted a law on cybercrime in line with this treaty. With this, Cabo Verde joins fourteen other countries that have been invited or that have signed the Convention....

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1st Meeting of the T-CY Protocol Drafting Group

19-20 September 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 19 and 20 September 2017, the first meeting of the T-CY Protocol Drafting Group was held in Strasbourg. This session marked the start of the work on the draft Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185), aimed at addressing the issue of access to electronic evidence in...

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Nigeria invited to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

11 July 2017 Strasbourg, France

Yesterday, Nigeria was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This is the result of number of years of cooperation between Nigerian authorities and the Council of Europe. In total, 55 States are now Parties and another 14 States have either signed or been invited to accede....

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Cybercrime: Towards a Protocol on evidence in the cloud

08 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime agreed today to launch the preparation of a protocol to this treaty to help law enforcement secure evidence on servers in foreign, multiple or unknown jurisdictions. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary of the Council of Europe, called...

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Signature by San Marino of the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

19 May 2017 Strasbourg, France

San Marino signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems. 29 States are Parties to this Protocol and 13 States have signed it. State of signatures, ratifications and...

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Tonga joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

09 May 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Kingdom of Tonga today acceded to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime to become the 55th Party to this treaty. “Tonga’s accession to the Budapest Convention is further evidence of the global reach of this treaty. The efforts by Tonga to bring domestic legislation in line with the Convention...

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Accession by Chile to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

20 April 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Today, Chile deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and became the 3rd Latin American State Party to this treaty. In total, 54 States are now Parties and another 15 States have either signed or been invited to accede. State of signatures, ratifications and...

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UN Expert Group on Cybercrime meets in Vienna

05 April 2017 Strasbourg, France

The UN Intergovernmental Expert on Cybercrime will meet at the United Nations in Vienna from 10 to 13 April. The Council of Europe and members of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) will use that opportunity to report on progress made under the Budapest Convention since the last meeting of...

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T-CY visit to Costa Rica

headline 17 March 2017 San José, Costa Rica

Vice-President of Costa Rica, Ana Helena Chacon announced Costa Rica is about to accede to the Budapest Convention. This will help the country to address child abuse, problems of jurisdictions and other challenges to human rights and the rule of law in cyberspace. She shared her views on the...

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Ratification by Monaco and signature by San Marino of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

17 March 2017 Strasbourg, France

Today, Monaco deposited the instrument of ratification and San Marino signed the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With the signature of San Marino, 46 out of 47 Member States of the Council of Europe have either signed or ratified the Budapest Convention. In total, 53 States are now Parties and...

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T-CY adopts Guidance Note on Article 18

01 March 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Cybercrime Convention Committee, following detailed negotiations, has adopted a Guidance Note on the production of subscriber information following a lawful request by a criminal justice authority. This includes situations where a service provider is offering a service in the territory of a...

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Ratification by Moldova of the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

15 February Strasbourg, France

The Republic of Moldova deposited the instrument of ratification and became the 28 State Party to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. State of signatures, ratifications and accessions to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

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ICANN Capacity building workshop for African law enforcement

25-26 January 2017 Nairobi, Kenya

The ICANN Capacity building workshop for African law enforcement agencies (LEAs) was a first attempt to get more African countries involved in the work of the Public Safety Working Group, and it served to share experiences between the different countries and organizations represented, namely:...

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Ratification by Greece of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

25 January Strasbourg, France

Today, Greece deposited the instrument of ratification and became the 52 State Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Another 15 have either signed or been invited to accede. Greece also deposited the instrument of ratification to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. 27 States are now...

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The Budapest Convention: key to protect against hacking

18 January 2017 Strasbourg, France

In an interview with the German news agency DPA, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe warned against drastic measures against Fake News as this could amount to censorship. He pointed at hacking attacks as the main risk. The Council of Europe is currently aiming to enhance...

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On your agenda for 2017

17 January 2017 Strasbourg, France

Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) To be negotiated: Agreement to the Recommendations of the Cloud Evidence Group To be finalised: Assessment report on sanctions and measures (Compilation of replies) Review of follow up to Assessment Report on Mutual Legal Assistance Next T-CY Plenary is...

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Accession by Senegal to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

16 December 2016 Strasbourg, France

Senegal deposited the instrument of accession and became the 51st State Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Another 16 have either signed or been invited to accede. Senegal also deposited the instrument of accession to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. 26 States are now Party to...

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The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and Latin American countries

2 December 2016 Strasbourg, France

The Head of Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe invites Latin American countries to continue their legislative reform in order to become full Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Currently 4 countries in America are full Parties (Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama and...

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Malabo and Budapest Convention: Towards complementarity

18 November 2016 Strasbourg, France

A GLACY+ study comparing the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the African Union's Malabo Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection underscores "the complementarity of both treaties. This means building on the political commitment of African leaders to take on the challenge of...

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Andorra ratified the Budapest Convention

Andorra deposited the instrument of ratification and became the 50th Party to the Budapest Convention. In addition to theses 50 Parties, 17 countries have either signed or been invited to accede. Treaty office

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Cooperating against cybercrime in India

29 July 2016 New Delhi, India

“Cyber 3.0 – Bridging People, Process and Technology” was the theme of today’s 9th Annual Summit on Cyber & Network Security organised by ASSOCHAM with the support of the Council of Europe in New Delhi. Kiran RIJIJU, India’s Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, stated that the government was...

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Data retention: Opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice

19/07/2016 Luxembourg

The Advocate General today issued his opinion on cases regarding Sweden and the United Kingdom. He “is of the opinion that a general obligation to retain data may be compatible with EU law. The action by Member States against the possibility of imposing such an obligation is, however, subject to...

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EU JHA conclusions on criminal justice in cyberspace

10 June 2016 Strasbourg, France

The European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council, meeting on 9 June 2016, adopted a set of conclusions aimed at improving criminal justice in cyberspace. Actions envisaged include the streamlining of mutual legal assistance procedures, improved cooperation with service providers and...

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Annual Meeting of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

1-2 June 2016 Washington DC, USA

The Council of Europe was invited by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) to its Annual Meeting hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, United States of America, in collaboration with the US Department of State. The Council of Europe was represented by the...

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Voluntary contribution from Estonia

30 May 2016 Strasbourg, France

Estonia made a voluntary contribution to the Cybercrime@Octopus project and thus continues its support to the cooperation against cybercrime. Cybercrime@Octopus aims to support Octopus conferences, capacity building activities as well as the work of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY).

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Israel joins Budapest Convention

09 May 2016 Strasbourg, France

Israel deposited today the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 49. Link to the Treaty office website

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Turkey signed the Protocol on racism and xenophobia

20/04/2016 Strasbourg, France

Turkey signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems on 19 April 2016. In total, there are 24 Parties to the Protocol. Treaty Office

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Jurisdiction in cyberspace: Amsterdam conference concludes

7-8 March 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Effective criminal justice access to data in the cloud is a priority of the Netherlands presidency of the European Union. The conference “Crossing borders: jurisdiction in cyberspace” was held on 7-8 March 2016 in Amsterdam. The aim was to move towards solutions in terms of more efficient mutual...

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Liechtenstein ratifies Budapest Convention

28 January 2016 Strasbourg

Liechtenstein has deposited the instrument of ratification to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The number of Parties to this treaty thus increases to 48. An another 18 are signatories or have been invited to accede. Treaty Office website

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T-CY 15th Plenary

headline 25/05/2016 Strasbourg, France

The 15th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, held on 24-25 May 2016, preceded by an exchange of views with data protection organisations gathered some 130 representatives of State Parties and Observers. Information on the working document of the Plenary and the meeting report can be...

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Cloud Evidence Hearing

30 November 2015 Strasbourg, France

The Cloud Evidence Group of the Cybercrime Convention Committee held a hearing on criminal justice access to data with service providers on 30 November 2015. Representatives of providers and criminal justice underlined the need for a clear legal framework both, at domestic and international...

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Budapest Convention: Sri Lanka now is a Party

1/09/2015 Bucharest

Sri Lanka became today a Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. While the instrument of accession had been deposited at the end of May, the accession entered into force on 1 September and Sri Lanka is now able to cooperate with other States under this treaty on cybercrime and electronic...

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Canada joins Budapest Convention

8/07/2015 Strasbourg

The Permanent Observer of Canada to the Council of Europe, Alan Bowman, this morning deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. With this, the number of Parties is reaching 47. An additional seven States have signed it and another twelve States have been...

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Paraguay invited to join the Budapest Convention

16/04/2015 Strasbourg

Paraguay has been invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. 66 States are now Parties or formally committed to join this treaty. Status of signatures, ratifications and accessions

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Quintet of Attorney’s General promotes Budapest Convention (Sydney, 15 July 2011)

29/08/2011 Strasbourg

The Attorneys General of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA met in Sydney to develop an action plan on cybercrime. They agreed, among other, things, that the five countries should take steps to become parties to the Budapest Convention and promote the Convention as the...

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Switzerland ratifies Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

21/09/2011 Strasbourg

On 21 September, Switzerland became the 32nd State to ratify the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Status of signatures and ratifications

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Malta ratifies the Budapest Convention

12/04/2012 Strasbourg

On 12 April, Malta deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime thus bringing the number of Parties to 33.

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Georgia becomes a party to the Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185)

06/06/2012 Strasbourg

Georgia has approved its cybercrime bill, thus has joined the parties to the Convention on Cybercrime, which now counts 34 parties.

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Austria ratifies Budapest Convention

13/06/2012 Strasbourg

Austria deposited today the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Following Georgia on 6 June during the Octopus Conference, and Malta on 12 April, this will bring the number of Parties to 35. Link to the Treaty Office website

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Japan joins Budapest Convention

03/07/2012 Strasbourg

Japan today deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 36. Link to the Treaty Office website

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La Belgique ratifie la Convention de Budapest

20/08/2012 Strasbourg

La Belgique a déposé aujourd'hui l'instrument de ratification de la Convention de Budapest le 20 Août 2012. Cela permettra d'accroître le nombre de parties à 37. Bureau des traités

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Australia adopts legislation on Cybercrime

22/08/2012 Canberra

On 22 August 2012, the Senate of Australia passed new legislation on cybercrime. This will allow Australia to be become a Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime according to a press release of the Office of the Attorney-General of Australia. In September 2010 Australia had been invited to...

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Australia: accession to Budapest Convention

30/11/2012 Strasbourg

Australia today desposited the instrument of accession to the BudapestConvention. This will increase the number of Parties to 38.

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Panama invited to accede to Budapest Convention

15/11/2012 Strasbourg

On 15 November 2012, Panama was invited to accede to Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Panama to become a Party. So far, nine States have been invited to accede to this treaty.

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Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in Mongolian language

14/01/2013 Strasbourg

[Strasbourg,14 January 2013] Within the framework of cooperation in cybercrime matters between Mongolia and the Council of Europe, and following a capacity building workshop in Ulaanbataar in May 2012, the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is now available in Mongolian. Convention in Mongolian

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Budapest Convention is a performance indicator for cybersecurity, finds Microsoft study

06/02/2013 Strasbourg

A whitepaper just released by Microsoft linking cybersecurity policy and performance shows “significant differences in security outcomes between countries” that have, for example, signed or ratified the Convention on Cybercrime: “We found that countries adopting or implementing certain policies,...

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Dominican Republic: Accession to Budapest Convention

07/02/2013 Strasbourg

The Dominican Republic today deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 39, including also Australia, Japan and the USA.

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Use of the Budapest Convention by the Commonwealth countries

Strasbourg

At the request of the Commonwealth Working Group, a study has been carried out by the Council of Europe under the Global Project on Cybercrime highlighting the use by a majority of countries of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and/or the Commonwealth model in drafting legislation. The report...

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Andorra signed the Budapest Convention and its Additional Protocol

23/04/2013 Strasbourg

Andorra today signed the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185) and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (CETS 189). 39 States are now Parties to the Budapest Convention and 11 States have signed it. Status of signatories and ratifications of the Budapest Convention (CETS 185)...

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Monaco signed the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

02/05/2013 Strasbourg

Monaco signed today the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185).Thus, 45 out of 47 member States of the Council of Europe have now either signed or ratified the Budapest Convention. In total, 60 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede. Monaco has been a...

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Israel invited to accede to Budapest Convention

02/05/2013 Strasbourg

On 2 May 2013, Israel was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Israel to become a Party. In total, 61 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede. Status of signatories and ratifications of the Budapest...

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Mauritius invited to accede to Budapest Convention

20/06/2013 Strasbourg

On 20 June 2013, Mauritius was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Legislative reforms are underway to enable Mauritius to become a Party. In total, 61 States are either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede. Status of signatories and ratifications of the...

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The Czech Republic joins Budapest Convention

22/08/2013 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention to become the 40th Party to this treaty. Status of signatures, ratifications and accessions

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Colombia invited to accede to Budapest Convention

12/09/2013 Strasbourg

Today, Colombia was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. In total, 62 States are now either Parties or signatories or have been invited to accede. Status of signatories and ratifications of the Budapest Convention (CETS 185)

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Mauritius joins the Budapest Convention

21/11/2013 Strasbourg

Mauritius today deposited the instrument of accession to the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 41, including also Australia, Dominican Republic, Japan and the USA. Status of signatories and ratifications of the Budapest Convention (CETS 185)

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Panama joins Budapest Convention

05/03/2014 Strasbourg

Panama has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention. This will increase the number of parties to 42, including also Australia, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mauritius and the USA. Status of signatures, ratifications and accessions

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Turkey ratifies Budapest Convention

29/09/2014 Strasbourg

Turkey deposited this afternoon the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 43. For further details: Convention

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Tonga invited to join the Budapest Convention

15/10/2014 Strasbourg

Further to a request for accession, the Kingdom of Tonga has now been formally invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The authorities of Tonga will now need to complete their internal procedures before depositing the instrument of accession and become a Party. In parallel,...

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Luxembourg ratifies Budapest Convention

30/10/2014 Strasbourg

Luxembourg deposited this afternoon the instrument of ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 44. For further details: Status of signatures, ratifications and accessions

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Peru and Sri Lanka invited to join the Budapest Convention

20/02/2015 Strasbourg

[Strasbourg, 20 February 2015] Today, Peru and Sri Lanka were invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. 65 States are now Parties or formally committed to join this treaty. The Council of Europe will support implementation of the convention through capacity building activities....

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Poland ratifies the Budapest Convention and its Protocol

20/02/2015 Strasbourg

Poland today deposited the instrument of ratification to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. This will increase the number of Parties to 45. At the same time, Poland also ratified the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through Computer Systems (ETS 189). Status of signatures,...

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A revoir Following the public hearing held on 3 June 2013, the report of the Transborder Group for 2013 and the decision of the 10th Plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), the dialogue with relevant stakeholders will continue in 2014. Thus, a conference on Article 15 safeguards...

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