Cybercrime@Octopus is a Council of Europe project based on voluntary contributions aimed at assisting countries worldwide to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and strengthen data protection and rule of law safeguards

Results are expected in the following areas:

  • To ensure the organisation of the annual Octopus conferences;
  • To co-fund and support the functioning of the Cybercrime Convention Committee with its enlarged membership, functions and number of meetings;
  • To provide advice and other assistance to countries which are prepared to implement the Budapest Convention and related instruments on data protection and the protection of children.

Duration of the project: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2020.

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

11 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

The government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €45,000 to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. This is the eighth contribution from Japan in support of the annual Octopus conference. The agreement was signed on 10 October 2019 by Ambassador Takamasa Sato, Permanent...

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Third Annual Meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points

8 October 2019 The Hague, Netherlands

One of the most tangible achievements of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is the Network of the 24/7 points of contact established under Article 35 of the treaty. Cross-border investigations on cybercrime and electronic evidence require timely and efficient international action between law...

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USA makes a further contribution to Cybercrime@Octopus

7 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

The government of the United States has provided a new voluntary contribution of USD 250,000 (approximately €225,327) to the Council of Europe Action against cybercrime. The US Department of State has contributed to the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 and this additional contribution brings...

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