Tech Crime

Jan 08, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lanka needs more trained investigators to probe computer crimes and common policies and laws to combat electronic crimes which can extend across borders, legal professionals have said. “We also can adopt common directives similar to the EU, otherwise countries in Asia and the Pacific will not be able to have an advantage over international trade in the future,” Sunil Abeyratne, secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) said.

The LAWASIA Information and Communication Technology conference 2008, which will be held on January 22 and 23 will help Sri Lankan legal professionals and persons concerned to study more about the legal issues and policies regarding computer crimes, its organizers said.

The participants of the conference also plan to prepare a policy document relevant to all countries that come under LAWASIA.

LAWASIA is a professional association of representatives of bar councils, law associations, individual lawyers, law firms and corporations generally from the Asia Pacific region. The association has over 50 member countries including Sri Lanka.

Professionals from the field of Information Technology (IT), Ian Walden from the UK, Gordon Hughes from