By Jeffrey Damicog
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is hosting this month an anti-cybercrime training for the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) region.
The DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) already began last Tuesday the “Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence” here in Manila and is set to end this March 23.
The DOJ-OOC conducted the training in partnership with the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project.
The DOJ said the training aims to empower countries to develop and sustain their respective training programs by establishing a group of trainers who will be able to cascade basic knowledge and skill sets necessary for prosecutors, judges, and magistrates in handling cybercrime and cyber-related cases in the ASEAN Region.
During the training program, a composite team of international experts, prosecution and judicial authorities from the Philippines will share their knowledge and expertise with some 40 representatives from the judicial and prosecution services of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.
The Philippines is considered a priority and hub country for capacity building under the GLACY+ of the Council of Europe.
The country is also considered an exponent of regional best practice in strengthening the response of criminal justice authorities to address the growing threats and challenges of cybercrime and electronic evidence, in line with international standards.