iPROCEEDS: Workshops on inter-agency and international cooperation for search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds
As cybercrime investigations are rarely accompanied by financial investigations and vice versa, there is a need for more effective inter-agency cooperation between all these institutions, which are expected to have the strongest impact on the search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds.
Putting in place domestic protocols on information sharing represents one of the tools that would enhance in an efficient way cross-sector information sharing and international cooperation between cybercrime units, financial investigation units, FIUs and prosecution services in the search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds.
In this context, the iPROCEEDS project has organised a workshop on inter-agency and international cooperation for search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds in Tirana, Albania to assist the national authorities in the preparation of inter-agency cooperation and domestic protocols for international sharing of intelligence and evidence.
The participants got a clear picture on how to combine financial and cybercrime investigations at domestic and international level and understood the benefit of putting in place structured and documented procedures (domestic protocols) for inter-agency and international sharing of information and evidence.