EU-funded CyberSouth project organised a regional online workshop on interagency cooperation on the search, seizure and confiscation of on-line crime proceeds, on 1 July 2020. The event gathered around 30 participants from law enforcement agencies, financial investigation units and prosecutors of priority countries as well as experts from the United Kingdom, Romania and the FBI.
The aim of the workshop was to assist authorities of the project countries in increasing their knowledge on fighting against cybercrime and targeting on-line crime proceeds.
The outcome of this workshop will facilitate the priority countries to get acquainted with the global landscape on cybercrime and challenges related to on-line crime proceeds, to identify and make use of their national legislation and tools for interagency cooperation to search, seize and confiscate on-line crime proceeds.
Follow up support will be provided by the Council of Europe in the form of recommendations to the project countries to strengthen their capacities to conduct financial investigations and target on-line crime proceeds.
CyberSouth is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It contributes to the prevention and control of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with international human rights and rule of law standards and good practices.