Conference on cybercrime: evidence in cyberspace, fake news and election interference

Strasbourg 20-22 November 2019
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Ministers, other senior government officials, legal experts in criminal matters and representatives of the internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world will meet with a view to strengthening international co-operation in the fight against cybercrime during Octopus conference. The opening speech will be made by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić.

The conference will examine ways in which the rule of law in cyberspace can be strengthened through a Protocol to the Budapest Convention. Consultations will be held with civil society, data protection experts and representatives of the industry, who will review proposals for ensuring more effective security of electronic evidence essential to criminal investigations, for example, through mutual legal assistance and direct co-operation with service providers. The Protocol should be finalised by the end of 2020.

Press release - Programme

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. + 33 3 88 41 33 35

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