Sunday, May 26, 2024

DOJ to head newly formed anti-cybercrime committee

The DOJ Office of Cybercrime (OOC) has been designated as the chair of the newly constituted Committee on Anti-Cybercrime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC).


“We are thankful for the support of our fellow government agencies in our campaign against cybercrime especially against online child abuse. More than ever, coordination is essential to ensure successful prevention, investigation and prosecution,” said DOJ secretary Leila M. De Lima.

NALECC is the coordinating body for law enforcement agencies to proactively implement crime-fighting mechanisms.

“Cybercrime is no longer the crime of the future; it is the crime of today,” said DOJ assistant secretary Geronimo L. Sy, head of the Office of Cybercrime.

“We will focus on simplified and unified rules and procedures for speed and accuracy in the handling of cybercrime cases,” he said.

The Committee on Anti-Cybercrime is expected to tackle cybercrime trends and incidents such as online child abuse, sextortion, online gambling, ATM and credit card fraud, identity theft, online selling of counterfeit medicines, and online fraud.


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