Lecture by Jürgen Maurer, former Vice-President of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) (2nd from right)
Lecture by Jürgen Maurer, former Vice-President of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) (2nd from right)

On 2 November 2017, a round table on “Cybercrime and data protection” was organised in the Kazakh capital by the IRZ, together with the Academy for the administration of justice and law enforcement authorities at the Public Prosecutor's Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the OSCE office in Astana.

The German experts taking part in the event were Jürgen Maurer, former Vice-President of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), and Senior Public Prosecutor Georg Ungefuk from the Public Prosecutor General's Office in Frankfurt/Main. Georg Ungefuk is also a press officer at the German Centre for Combating Cyber Crime (ZIT), which is a special unit at the Public Prosecutor General’s Office in Frankfurt/Main.

During the round table discussions, light was shed on the current situation, problematic issues and perspective development of cybercrime and data protection in Germany and Kazakhstan. The German contributions dealt with the following subjects, amongst others:

  • The cybersecurity strategy for Germany,
  • The cybercrime situation in Germany,
  • The experiences of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU with regard to identifying illegal content and
  • Solutions for international investigations into cybercrime.

The participants in the event showed a great deal of interest and were delighted to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to exchange expertise, in particular with the German experts.

At the end of these successful round table discussions, the Academy expressed the wish to organise further events in this field in future.