RCMP to outline its cybercrime strategy today

The Mounties will outline the national police force's cybercrime strategy today. AP Photo/File

OTTAWA – In a new approach to cybercrime, the RCMP plans to address the challenge of policing digital misdeeds when perpetrators – and the evidence needed to catch them – often prove elusive.

The Mounties will outline the national police force’s cybercrime strategy today.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson told a security conference last week that police exhibit rooms are stacked with digital devices – and the trick is finding ways to extract the valuable evidence on them.

Breaking news from Canada and around the world sent to your email, as it happens.

In his speech, Paulson warned that while the Internet is a marvellous place, it has a dark and dangerous side.

The top Mountie said he supports a sensible administrative scheme that would give police warrantless access to basic information about Internet subscribers.

In a report last year, the RCMP said cybercrime demands new ways of policing to keep pace with illicit exploitation of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, social-media platforms, anonymous online networks and virtual currency schemes.


Sponsored content