Further enhancing the collaboration with ICHIP

On the 7th of July 2022 the Management of SELEC had a meeting with the representatives of the Global Law Enforcement Network of International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Mr. Nikhil Bhagat and Mr. Nathan Brooks.

During the meeting was recalled the previous collaboration between the two institutions, in particular the latest workshop on Combating Intellectual Property Theft through Increased Container Security, jointly organized at the SELEC Training Center with the participation of experts from SELEC Member States and partners.

The Director General of SELEC, Dr. Oğuz Serkant Akın, presented the main operational activities of SELEC, in particular joint investigations, Task Forces and regional operations, mentioning also about SEEPAG and the importance of having such an international mechanism on judicial cooperation in the region.

The possibilities to enhance the collaboration and organize workshops in the near future in the field of intellectual property rights, cryptocurrency and DarkWeb were discussed, Mr. Valentin Niculescu, Director for Operations, stating that SELEC is ready to jointly organize training sessions in these fields according to the assessments of SELEC`s Member States.