US trains Philippine justices on cybercrime

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Posted at Apr 03 2019 03:43 PM

Seated, from left to right: Supreme Court Associate Justices Rosmari Carandang, Andres Reyes Jr., Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Antonio Carpio, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, Associate Justices Mariano Del Castillo, Marvic Leonen, Alexander Gesmundo, and Amy Lazaro-Javier. Standing, from left to right: Court Administrator Midas Marquez, US Department of Justice (US DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) Technical Advisor Felix Camerino, US DOJ Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) Senior Digital Investigative Analyst Daniel Ogden, CCIPS Cybercrime Lab Director Ovie Carroll, OPDAT Resident Legal Advisor David Bragdon, and OPDAT Legal Specialist Guia Montealto. Handout

MANILA- United States authorities recently provided cybercrime training to Philippine court justices amid the proliferation of crimes online.

Nine Supreme Court justices and over 30 Court of Appeals justices attended the training last March 25 as the top court began implementing the new Rule on Cybercrime Warrants (RCW), which deals with cybercrime offenses.

The training was given by the US Embassy in the Philippines, through the US Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT).

“The speed of technological development creates blind spots in matters of personal security and privacy. The briefing on digital security was truly informative and invaluable for us in the Judiciary," Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said in a statement. 

Among the issues discussed in the training are new issues on computer-facilitated crimes including digital security and privacy risks.

The training also dealt with techniques for gathering, keeping, and analyzing digital evidence.
 
Another cybercrime training will be conducted by US authorities for northern Luzon judges on Thursday to Friday in Baguio City.