Report of the Commissioner.
The Committee received a report of the Commissioner which provided the National Lead Force update.
Responding to a Member’s query it was confirmed that an update on the work for cyber crimes which are not financial in nature would be provided in future reports.
Following discussion by the Committee Officers outlined the proactive and reactive policies for removing websites involved in the criminal activity including the use of artificial intelligence. The Chair noted that, in the long term, this action would likely be led by artificial intelligence systems.
The Committee discussed the possibility for tougher sentences for fraud related offences and requested that Officers explore opportunities for providing this feedback to the Government.
Replying to the Chair’s comment the national work of the Economic and Cyber Crime Academy was explained to the Committee. In addition, it was confirmed that the Academy was in part, funded by POCA funds.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.