Octopus conference on cybercrime: evidence in cyberspace, WHOIS data, cyberviolence, global state of legislation

Strasbourg 11-13 July
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Ministers and other high-ranking government representatives, criminal justice experts, and representatives from the internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world will participate in the conference which will open on Wednesday, 11 July at 2 p.m. (Assembly Chamber).

The conference will focus on solutions to strengthen the rule of law in cyberspace through a Protocol to the Budapest Convention. Consultations will be held with civil society, data protection experts and industry to review proposals for more effective ways to secure electronic evidence needed in criminal investigations, for example, through mutual legal assistance and direct cooperation with service providers. The Protocol is to be finalised by the end of 2019. A related topic is access to the WHOIS directory containing information on domain names.

Cyberviolence, the global state of cybercrime legislation and progress made through capacity building programmes will also be discussed.

Sixty countries are Parties to the Convention, another four have signed it and seven others have been invited to accede. Some 140 countries have made use of the Convention to design their domestic laws and over 160 countries have been cooperating with the Council of Europe to strengthen their ability to tackle the challenge of cybercrime.

More informationConference website

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35, mobile +33 6 08 46 01 57

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