On Thursday, March 17, 2016, the American Human Rights Council attended the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime at Michigan State University. The conference was attended by law enforcement, cyber crime experts and members of academia. The conference focused on the technical and social/policy components of cybercrime. Topics covered were the relationship between the use of technology and terrorists/hate groups around the world, behaviors and activities of cyber criminals regarding identity theft, and how the use of technology impacts the perception of law enforcement by local community.
“This was an absolutely fascinating conference that gave a real world view of how technology can be used in positive and negative ways,” said London Bell, staff member of the American Human Rights Council. This was an important conference about how important it is that all citizens understand the way technology is used so that we are best able to protect our privacy and our right to safety and security,” added Ms. Bell.