"An Introduction to the Sources of Digital Evidence: How do Criminals Use Technology?"
CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
Me Tawheen Choomka and Mr Neel Purmah
Me. Zareena Tawheen Choomka, Barrister and Secretary of Mauritius Bar Council
Me. Tawheen Choomka was called to the bar of Mauritius at the age of 22 and today she has around 9 years of practice at the Bar. She holds a Masters in Law in International Business Law from the University of London. She was honoured by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne for her achievement in 2008 for winning the Prestigious Brigid Cotter Prize 2008. She has lectured at various Universities over the last 10 years and has been the Secretary of the Mauritius Bar Council twice. She is an ACCA Affiliate and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Me. Choomka has participated in the Training of Trainers Programme on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence organised by Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (a joint project of the EU and COE).
Mr Neel Purmah, Legal Researcher IJLS
Mr Neel Purmah has studied law at the University of Bristol in the UK, and international relations at Sciences Po Paris France. Before joining the IJLS as a legal researcher, he worked at the University of Mauritius on a project entitled ‘Development of a Framework for the Setting up of Secure Biometric Data Storage in Mauritius’, with his research output published on the high-impact factor journal Computer Law and Security Review. He further carried extensive research for a visually-impaired practicing barrister on a book published by Routledge. Mr Purmah has also participated in the Training of Trainers Programme on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence organised by Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (a joint project of the EU and COE).
With the advent of the Internet, the world is experiencing unprecedented transformation. The use of information technology has not only influenced our mode of living but has also instilled in the minds of criminals new ways of challenging and escaping the arms of justice.
In this era of digital technology, criminals are making use of computer systems to perpetrate all kinds of offences. Knowledge of technology law is becoming a prerequisite in the field of investigation and in the prosecution of computer-related offences.
This introductory course will enable participants to briefly understand:
- How computer systems work;
- What their underlying features are;
- How criminals use technology;
- How to deal with the threat of cybercrime; and
- How to handle digital evidence effectively.
- Experience Level:
- Law Practitioners & Legal Officers