Electronic Crime Committee

    Mandate and Objective:

    To provide a national leadership role to the Canadian Law Enforcement Community on e-Crime related criminal investigations.

    Significant Accomplishments 2016/2017:

    • Presented the National Cybercrime Strategy, which sets out an operational framework and action plan to help Canada’s national police service reduce the threat and impact of cybercrime in Canada to the 2016 CACP AGM.
    • Participated on behalf of the CACP in Canada’s Public Consultation on Cyber Security.  Information gleaned during the consultations will be used to inform the renewal of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy.
    • Hosted a panel at the 2017 annual CACP conference on “Cybercrime – Challenges and Lessons Learned”
    • Initiated exploration of the impact of cloud computing on investigations, focusing on issues ranging from forensics to the lawful access of the data storage.
    • Began assessment to of the impact of encryption on acquired intelligible digital evidence in order to provide necessary definitions, scope, issues assessment and recommendations to prevent “going dark”.
    • Worked to determine if/how hardware and software can be deployed to the front line, in a way that permits extraction of data from the devices without burdening the main computer forensic units.
    • Provided input on SolGen Standards and Recommendation for Modifications for the upcoming public consultations

    consultations on a range of security and related privacy issues.

    • Continued work with the Lawful Access Technical Assistance Compensation Consultative Committee (LATACCC to establish a common ground for increased fees levied by telecoms for court ordered services.

    Initiatives Planned for 2017/2018:

    • Review of the responses to the National Security Consultation in respect to the Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World to help address the decrease in police intercept capabilities, due to issues including encryption and data retention related challenges.
    • Develop a resolution supporting the reform of s. 487.11 CCC and a resolution calling for the creation of a national reporting function for victims of cybercrime
    • Address misconceptions raised in response to the National Security Consultation in respect to the Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World.
    • Identify problems and provide recommendations for best practices and procedures around cloud computing.
    • Review the benefits and impacts of lab accreditation on Canadian police organizations and operations
    • Continue to move the DFT program out to the front line officers in Canada.
    • In cooperation with CATA organize an International Cybercrime Summit in and off regional cyber workshops for building capacity for local police services, industry, local business partners and the public.