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The University of Lausanne (UNIL) Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration has announced the participation of its researchers Stefano Caneppele, Christine Burkhardt, and Amandine Da Silva in a European Horizon 2020 project aimed at researching cybercriminality.

The three-year project, “Researching cybercriminality to design new methods to prevent, investigate, and mitigate cybercriminal behavior” (CC-Driver), aims to design new methods to prevent, investigate, and mitigate cybercrime. Special attention will be paid to the motivations for committing cybercrime found among young people. The project has been funded with 5 million euros and was officially launched in May, 2020 with a consortium of 13 partners.

According to UNIL, the anticipated results for the project include the development of tools and training materials for police to “facilitate the management of all threats, the collection of evidence and the disruption of criminal operations”. The project will also notably include a focus on ethics, with the development of an ethical, data protection, and social impact assessment of the cybersecurity ecosystem to help build public confidence in the use of technology in anti-crime efforts.

Source: University of Lausanne, 5.10.2020. Combattre la cybercriminalité au travers de la compréhension des facteurs humains et techniques

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