June 1st, 2015
PRES RELEASE NO 2: CYBER CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - A VISION TO MAKE EUROPEAN LAW STAND UP TO CYBER CRIME

EXPERTS SET AGENDA FOR CYBER CRIME PROSECUTION IN CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND COMMON LAW
Lord Carlile of Berriew, will lead an impressive line-up of experts who will gather to address the best legal basis for Europe to tackle cyber crime and terrorism at a think-tank entitled: "Parameters for Guidance & Roadmap for the Prosecution of Cyber Crime in Civil, Criminal & Common Law", which takes place in Royal Holloway University, London, from 15-16 June 2015.

This event, which is organised by a consortium supported by a EU FP7 project: "Comprehensive Approach to cyber roadMap coordINation and development" (CAMINO), will shine the spotlight on necessary legislative changes to enable civil and criminal courts to effectively pursue cyber criminals. It represents a key milestone for project CAMINO where more than 100 stakeholders, spanning law enforcement, legal fraternity, legislators as well as industry representatives, will get their chance to shape Europe's strategy for combatting cyber crime and terrorism.

The think-tank has attracted a heavyweight panel of international speakers including; leading activist, analyst, and researcher of organised cyber crime and cyber-warfare, Jart Armin; Director of Technology Policy Research at Georgia Institute of Technology, Tom McDermott; Digital Forensic Expert at Czech Republic Ministry of Justice and Marian Svetlik and ISSA-UK President, Gabe Chomic.

Speaking ahead of the event CAMINO project coordinator, Prof. Michal Choras, DSc, PhD Eng, says: "Cyber crime is a growth industry, which Interpol estimates, is costing Europe almost €750 billion annually. If Europe is to deter acts of cyber crime and terrorism we have got to reduce the gap between the average efficacy of investigations in 'real-world' enquiries and cyber-enquires by overhauling investigatory powers.
The highly sophisticated nature of cyber crime/terrorism, which often operates in multiple jurisdictions, poses enormous challenges for those charged with bringing perpetrators to justice. This event is about collaborating to frame the agenda for a European-wide roadmap which we expect all member states will adopt."

In recognising obstacles for enforcing cyber crime laws and tracking down cybercriminals, the CAMINO Consortium, which comprises ten partners from eight European countries, has developed a diverse range of topics around the regulatory and legal challenges, including:

  • Role of Law in securing International Co-operation to secure global society and economy
  • Impact of Right to be Forgotten
  • Malware and legal implications on erosion of 'mere conduit' in known harm to third parties
  • Identification and Authentication requirements for a Trusted Online World
  • Cyber Crime trends in Financial Services
  • Moves to mitigate and the EU Commission progress on Digital Harmonisation and Data Protection reform

The CAMINO Consortium, will also use this event to share the culmination of 12 months' work, - a preliminary draft of the CAMINO Roadmap for tackling cyber crime and cyber terrorism based on Technical, Human, Organisational and Regulatory (THOR) milestones. During the next eight months CAMINO will be calling on stakeholders to help shape the final Roadmap which it expects will be adopted by member states.

The event is hosted by Consortium members Dominic Kelly Managing Director of CBRNE Ltd and Andrew Churchill, Cyber Security Expert at CBRNE Ltd and details of the two day agenda can be found here

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September 30th, 2016
CAMINO project has now ended with very sucessfull project review.

September 20th, 2016
CAMINO consortium members contributed to the book: Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: Challenges, Trends and Priorities.
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September 15th, 2016
CAMINO project with two other CSA consortia has developed a consolidated roadmap to fight against cyber crime and cyber terrorism.

April 13th, 2016
CAMINO, the European project co-ordinated by ITTI Sp. z o.o. is now over.
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