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IAP & Council of Europe series of Webinars: “Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced cooperation and disclore of electronic evidence"

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021 - Thursday 13 May 2021

Location: Webinar by the IAP, the GLACY+ project of the Council of Europe and the European Commission and the Octopus project of the Council of Europe.

The first thematic webinar to be organised on 13th of May 2021 will focus on procedures for Direct cooperation with service providers in foreign jurisdictions, as foreseen in the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention.

Date and Time: 13th of May at 15.00 Central European Time. Please check your world clock for the time in your region.

Registrations are now open for the webinar. In order to participate please register here. We strongly recommend registering at least 12 hours in advance of the webinar, using your professional email address, if possible. The webinar will be held in English, via the Blue Jeans platform and no interpretation will be provided.”
Presenters on 13th of May:

  • Cheol-kyu HWANG, President of the International Association of Prosecutors and Chief Prosecutor at International Center for Criminal Justice, Prosecution Service of the Republic of Korea;

  • Alexander SEGER, Head of the Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe and Executive Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY);

  • Erica O’Neil, Assistant Deputy Chief for Computer Crime, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, United States Department of Justice;

  • Ioana Albani, Prosecutor, Cybercrime specialised Division, Directorate for Combating Organised Crime and Terrorism, Romania.

The topic
Cybercrime is a threat to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Criminal justice authorities are confronted with a continuous increase in the scale and quantity of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence, with associated technical challenges, with issues related to cloud computing and jurisdiction, including links to organised crime, and with challenges facing the system of mutual legal assistance. The COVID-19 pandemic is accompanied by further proliferation of cybercrime.

This underlines the need for effective criminal justice action, making use of frameworks such as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and additional solutions, including those being developed for the 2nd Additional Protocol[1] to permit instant cooperation in urgent and emergency situations subject to human rights and rule of law safeguards.

The International Association of Prosecutors, the GLACY+ project of the Council of Europe and the European Commission and the Octopus project of the Council of Europe are co-organising a series of thematic webinars to exchange views and share experiences on the existing and new forms of cooperation for effective access to electronic evidence, as well as solutions proposed by the 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention.
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[1] The 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention is expected to be adopted and opened for signature by the end of 2021 (https://rm.coe.int/towards-2nd-additional-protocol/1680a22487)