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Meeting of the Cybercrime forum

7 Feb 2018

A meeting of the Fórum Cibercrime (Cybercrime Forum) is being held today, at the Prosecutor General's Office, in Lisbon.

The Fórum Cibercrime is the informal meeting of specialists of the Portuguese-speaking Public Prosecution Services dedicated to combating cybercrime, created by the XIV Meeting of Prosecutors General of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries - CPLP (which was held in Lisbon, in October 2016).

Participate in the event representatives of the Prosecution Services of all the CPLP countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste and Macao - the latter as an observer.

The general objective of this Fórum is to share information on the legal framework of the various Portuguese-speaking countries in ​​cybercrime.

It is also intended to facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices with a view to streamlining the forms and channels of cooperation between the various judicial authorities.

Issues such as training in the areas of cybercrime and gathering of digital evidence, as well as the adequacy of existing legislation to the challenges created by these new realities, are also under debate.

The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the capacity to combat cybercrime in the Portuguese-speaking countries and increase the effectiveness of the collection, preservation and use of digital evidence in criminal proceedings.

The meeting was supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, through the GLACY + Project.

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