By Jeffrey Damicog
The magistrates and prosecutors of the country have begun undergoing training in a bid to keep up with the growing threat of cybercrimes.
“The workshop aims to equip judges, magistrates, and prosecutors with relevant knowledge to fulfill their roles effectively to keep up with the ever increasing challenges posed by the rise of crimes committed by, through, or with the use of computer systems,” Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes said in a statement.
Balmes said the International Workshop On Judicial Training Strategies On Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence, which is being held in Cebu City, began yesterday, December 12, and will end on December 14.
The event is held by the Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DoJ-OOC) in partnership with the Council of Europe and the European Union under Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project.
“The event is set to provide an opportunity to discuss judicial training programmes and identify international best practices, key principles to design, implement, develop and assess training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence,” he said.