PROTEUS Seminar | Identity theft online: preventing, fighting & supporting victims

3 Aug, 2015

For the past several years, Identity theft and identity fraud have become more sophisticated and transnational crimes across the globe.

The generalized use of information and communication technologies and Internet allows for the internationalization of criminality and the constant appearance of new ways to commit such crimes, often perpetrated by highly sophisticated criminal organisations.

The growth of social networks is making it easier for identity thieves to manipulate human behaviour in order to get the information needed to perpetrate the offenses.

Cybercrime victims are particularly unprotected and in urgent need of specialised and individualised support, support that the professionals involved are not yet prepared to give.

Another subject to bear in mind is the investigation difficulties faced due to the transnational nature of these crimes. International cooperation amongst States and with Internet service providers is essential.

The PROTEUS Seminar | Identity theft online: preventing, fighting & supporting victims, held in Lisbon on 29-30 October 2015, will be an important and unique opportunity to debate cross cutting issues related with identity theft and its legal framework, modi operandi, investigation, international cooperation and support to victims.

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen and discuss these topics with key invited speakers that will include prosecutors, law enforcement, representatives from the internet services providers and from banking institutions as well as victim support.
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The programme and information about registration will be announced soon.

Contact: Mariana Vilas Boas | project officer | apoio.atd@apav.pt | +351 213587920

This event is organised within the Project Proteus – supporting victims of identity theft and identity fraud (2013-2015), promoted by APAV and co-financed by the Program Prevention of and Fight Against Crime of the European Commission, DG Home Affairs. Project Proteus – supporting victims of identity theft and identity fraud is developed in partnership with Fiscalía General del Estado de España (Spanish General Prosecutor’s Office), Pärnu Lähisuhtevägivalla Ennetuskeskus- Varjupaik (Pärnu’s Centre of Gender Based Violence – Estonia), Politia Romana (General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police), Polícia Judiciária (Portuguese Judiciary Police) and Procuradoria-Geral da República (Portuguese General Prosecutor’s Office).