Police and Border Guard Board and TUT will unite their forces to fight against crime
Today, the Police and Border Guard Board and Tallinn University of Technology concluded a co-operation agreement in order to determine the most significant directions of joint work in the coming years.
Most of the ongoing and planned co-operation is concerned with the field of IT. One of the most voluminous topics is the criminalistics of cyber crime – digital evidence discovery and fixation. Several training courses have been organised for police officers in this field. In 2014, the curriculum for the Master's program in the criminalistics of cyber crime will be opened at TUT. Other important co-operation areas include confidentiality in distributed data processing, technologies in managing large amounts of data, and the protection of personal data.
Elmar Vaher, the Director General of the Police and Border Guard Board, noted that in a situation, where crime is becoming more and more white-collar in nature and moving faster from the streets to Internet, it is the duty of the public sector to keep up with the times. “Science in Estonia is on a very good level, we all share the interest to implement it as much as possible to ensure that our decisions are as smart as possible and thus, it would be safer for the people to live in Estonia,” Vaher said.
According to Andres Keevallik, the Rector of TUT, the parties of the agreement have potential, which supports the development of both sides if implemented in the co-operation. “The Police and Border Guard Board usually requires innovative and reliable solutions, advanced expertise, which is also due the increasing competence of criminals,” Keevallik added.
Tallinn University of Technology and the Police and Border Guard Board also co-operate in the fields of maritime surveillance technologies, materials technology, road safety, etc. The conclusion of the co-operation agreement was mediated by TUT Innovation and Business Centre.
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