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 2015/2016:

    • Secured presenters for the 2016 Annual Conference Public Safety in a Digital Age:  Real Victims – Real Crime
    • Continued support of the development of a National Digital Field Triage Program recommended development of consistent standard operating procedures and policy.
    • Work with POLIS Committee and Statistics Canada to ensure that appropriate data regarding cybercrime is collected
    • Explored the impact of cloud computing on criminal investigations with the objective of identifying commonalities and solutions.
    • The RCMP released its National Cybercrime Strategy, developed in consultation with other law enforcement  agencies.  This strategy has been approved by the CACP Board of Directors.
    • Work with CACP members to ensure Canadian e-Crime investigations are de-conflicted domestically and internationally.
    • Continue work with telecommunications companies to overcome issues resulting from the Spencer decision and increased fees.

    Initiatives Planned for 2016/2017:

    • Explore the impact cloud computing has on investigations from forensics to the lawful access of data storage
    • Assess impact of encryption on acquired intelligible digital evidence
    • Explore the deployment of hardware and software to first responders
    • Review the Solicitor General’s Standards and make recommendations for modifications
    • Continue dialogue with telecommunications companies with regards to service delivery, fee structure and network intercept capabilities
    • Create a Cybercrime Sub-Committee within the e-Crime Committee