UAE teams up with US to fight cyber crime

The UAE Ministry of Justice and the US Department of Justice have held a symposium on cybercrimes and cybercriminal evidence.

A large number of chiefs of courts, judges from federal and local courts took part in the two-day symposium which was held under the patronage of Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice.

In opening remarks, Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Justice, Judge Abdul Rehman Murad Al Balushi, said that it is necessary to find effective solutions and come up with preventive and deterrent countermeasures to counter the dangerous spread of cybercrimes threatening the economies, stability and security of states.

Al Balushi said that comprehensive international cooperation is needed to investigate these type of crimes as well as the pursuant cross-border crackdown on cybercriminals.

He emphasised that the ministry spares no effort to tap the latest international legal and judicial practices and learn about the latest international relevant developments.

Al Balushi also noted that the ministry is keen on preparing competent human resources to implement its vision for leadership and justice.

For her part, Barbara A. Leaf, US Ambassador to the UAE, expressed her satisfaction with the presence of UAE and US legal experts at the meeting to discuss the latest developments on the topic of cross-border cybercrimes and cybercriminal evidence which has become extremely important as almost all people including ordinary persons and businesspeople as well as banks and all businesses use modern technology today.

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