DoJ leads international cybercrime workshop in Cebu City

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The Justice Department’s Office of Cybercrime and the Council of Europe and the European Union, under Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project have sponsored the conduct of the International Workshop On Judicial Training Strategies On Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on December 12 to 14 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City.

The three-day workshop aims to educate justices, judges and prosecutors with relevant knowledge for them to effectively discharge their duties.

Also, this is to allow them to keep up with the increasing challenges posed by the rise of cyber crimes.

Representatives from courts, prosecution service, and other relevant training academies and judicial institutions from the member-countries of GLACY+ and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) attended the event.

Participants came from the countries of Brunei, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Tonga.

The Philippines is the first country in the ASEAN Region to be enrolled in the accession process to the Budapest Convention and is considered as a regional best practice in raising awareness on international standards to strengthen the response of authorities against cyber-crime.

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