GCC officials stress importance of fighting electronic crimes


The conferees who took part in the meeting, organized by Microsoft and the UAE Judicial Training and Studies Institute, called for an agreement similar to the EU’s accord on fighting virtual reality crimes.


The conferees recommended that the GCC states would issues decisions to combat such crimes, training security members in detecting high-tech crimes.


Experts from the EU should be brought in to share their experience with Gulf security officials, reaching steps to approach these crimes on the subjective and executive levels.


UAE Justice Minister Mohammad bin Nakhaira Al-Daheri said during the opening of the conference Sunday that using computers to commit hideous acts was not different from other crimes, adding that even though it was difficult to track-down such crimes, efforts must be exalted to bring criminals to justice.


Head of intellectual property in Microsoft’s regional office Jawad Al-Reza affirmed the importance of efforts against violations concerning intellectual properties, saying that the Company’s participation was to ensure that the level of violations was brought down in the region.


The one day conference which ended today saw the participation of several Gulf judicial officials.


The conference also shed light on Gulf efforts in combating media piracy and the public and private sectors’ attempts to fight electronic crimes.


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