International cooperation on cybercrime prevention, investigation and prosecution using emerging technologies: challenges and opportunities

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International cooperation on cybercrime prevention, investigation and prosecution using emerging technologies: challenges and opportunities

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

Background and justification

Cybercrime is a threat to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Criminal justice authorities are confronted with a continuous increase in the scale and quantity of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence, including those perpetrated through the use of emerging technologies. These can include the potential for offenders to weaponise new technologies, to use them to detect vulnerabilities or to automate attacks, or to seek to manipulate technologies such as artificial intelligence for criminal purposes.

The new and emerging technological tools available to cyber criminals introduce further exacerbate existing issues related to retaining and accessing electronic evidence, admissibility of electronic evidence, territoriality and jurisdiction, and international and public-private cooperation. As such, they present a significant challenge to the effective investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.

At the same time, new and emerging technologies offer powerful new tools to enhance the criminal justice response to cybercrime. This can include their use to improve cybersecurity, detect attacks, help identify and investigate offenders, and automate domestic and international cooperation.

As such, new technologies present both public and private sector actors with significant challenges and opportunities. Taking full advantage of their potential requires effective international cooperation – both public-public and public-private – to prevent, investigate and prosecute cybercrime using new technologies, while upholding international human rights and rule of law standards.

This webinar aims to highlight avenues for international collaboration to effectively combat cybercrime committed using emerging technologies and to harness the potential of these technologies to assist the work of criminal justice authorities, and provide a platform for exchange of best practices and resources.

The Council of Europe and the APWG (Anti-phishing Working Group), including the APWG.EU, have been collaborating for many years to strengthen the criminal justice response to cybercrime and raise awareness among relevant stakeholders and the public on related matters.


Carried out the GLACY+ Project in cooperation with APWG.EU, the activity aims to:

  • discuss the possible challenges and opportunities regarding international cooperation to prevent, investigate and prosecute cybercrime using emerging technologies;
  • present and exchange best practices and resources on international private-public cooperation on cybercrime prevention and investigation using new technologies.

Expected outcome

At the end of the webinar, participants are expected to have:

  • increased their knowledge of specific methods of international collaboration to prevent, investigate and prosecute cybercrime using new technologies;
  • acquired information about best practices, real-life cases, opportunities and challenges in international cooperation on cybercrime using new technologies;
  • become aware of the types of support available through global capacity-building initiatives.


This webinar will be particularly useful for policymakers responsible for cybercrime policies and legislation; representatives in charge of cooperation with LEAs; criminal justice practitioners; and representatives of the private sector.

Administrative arrangements

The event will take place online via Bluejeans Events platform. The webinar will be held in English and the discussion will be recorded.

Please register HERE, before 26 April 2022, 13h00 GMT.


Program is available in the following LINK.


April 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0


Virtual Session