September 13, 2007
INTERPOL has put forward a proposal to create worldwide and regional
online crime centres that will provide rapid response to cybercrimes.
The internet should not be allowed to become a place where criminals
have the upper hand and can escape punishment, Interpol
Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble told an international cybercrimes
conference in New Delhi.
Officials from 37 countries discussed identity theft, online bank fraud,
internet gaming and the risks of online terrorist activity during a
two-day conference in the Indian capital. It was organised by
France-based Interpol, the world's largest international police
organisation, with 186 member countries.
Creating global and regional anti-crime centres "is an ambitious idea,
but we are determined to turn (it) into a reality because this problem
is too big for even the G-8 and Council of Europe," Mr Noble said. "It
requires a truly global response."
The centres would help law enforcement around the world with
investigations, training and accessing resources from a combined team of
police officers and computer experts, he said.
Inaugurating the conference, Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil also
called for international cooperation in combating internet crimes.
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