Archive for November, 2016

Cooperation against Cybercrime

16-18 November 2016, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

The Octopus Conference, took place in Brussels on 16-18 November. The conference was organized by the Council of Europe and is one of the biggest and finest platforms of exchange in cybercrime gathering experts from 80 countries, international organisations, private sector and academia.

This year conference celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe (CETS No.185), known as the Budapest Convention which is the only binding international instrument on this issue. The Budapest Convention is supplemented by a Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems. The conference provides an opportunity to interface for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organisations from all over the world.

Partner of LIVE_FOR project from Spain, Ms. Carlota Urruela from UAM took part at the conference and presented a contribution addressing the collaboration between prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the fight against cybercrime.


The Project Kick-off Meeting

The official kick-off meeting of the LIVE_FOR project was held in Ljubljana on the 10th of November 2016. The meeting was hosted by Jozef Stefan Institute (IJS), a coordinating partner of the consortium.

The interdisciplinary and multinational team consisting of the members of Jozef Stefan Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Fachhochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Masaryk University and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid intensively discussed the issues of digital evidences in the cyber space.

The meeting participants created a detailed agenda for the first months and drafted a methodology for identifying the status of implementation of Directive 2014/41/EU in the EU member states and the obstacles that hinder faster adoption and take off.