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.