Working Group on Cybercrimes and Special International Advisor hold videoconference with UNODC experts


Brasilia,  3 April 2020 - The Working Group on Cybercrimes, coordinated by the Secretariat of Integrated Operations (SEOPI), and the Special International Advisor of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) participated in a videoconference with experts from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on Thursday (2).






















During the virtual meeting, common proposals to combat cybercrime were discussed, in line with the UN recommendations to encourage the implementation of public-private initiatives to combat this type of crime.

The meeting was attended by members of the Cyber WG, representatives of the Federal Police, Special Advisors to the MJSP and representatives of the private sector, as well as the UNODC country director in Brazil, Elena Abbati, the UNODC Rule of Law Unit Coordinator in Brazil, Nivio Nascimento, the Head of the Global Programme on Cybercrime, Bertha Marin, and the representative of the Regional Section for Latin America and the Caribbean, Andres Nunes Ricon.

According to Alesandro Barreto, coordinator of the Cyber Operations Laboratory of SEOPI/MJSP and coordinator of the WG, "a union effort between government, private sector and academia is fundamental in the prevention and repression of crimes committed in cyberspace. Structures existing in other countries have greatly assisted in the recovery of values subtracted by criminal organizations in electronic fraud, seizure of falsified  products and the attribution of criminal authorship in crimes practiced in the surface, deep and darknet". Finally, he pointed out that the creation of a similar structure in Brazil will be aligned with the National Cybersecurity Strategy (E-Ciber), approved by Decree No. 10.222/2020.

The UNODC Head of the Cybercrime and Money Laundering Section, Neil J. Walsh, brought to the virtual discussion the role of the Office in tackling cybercrime and also mentioned examples of institutions that already follow the UN recommendations, in partnership with private sector, such as the European Police Service (Europol), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the British government agency, the National Cybersecurity Center.

The Working Group, established by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, under the coordination of the Secretariat of Integrated Operations, aims to stimulate the debate on a public-private partnership for the prevention and combating of cybercrime. The initiative is also the result of the signing of  a technical cooperation agreement between the MJSP and Fiesp, which will establish cooperation projects with the private sector. The Cyber WG was instituted by ordinance no. 778/2019.

Information from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) website -


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