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Canadian Mounties launch a national cyber crimes unit

The C$30 million investigative force will tackle any and all online criminal activity.

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Following 40 percent jump in digital incursions between 2011 and 2013, the Canadian government has announced the formation of a national cyber-crimes unit. The 40-member unit will be comprised of a mix of officers and civilian technicians. It will be responsible for investigating everything from online scams and bullying to child exploitation and human trafficking. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has already set aside C$30 million over the next five years to fund the group and expects the new unit to be fully operational by 2020. The RCMP is also reportedly developing a separate intelligence unit to proactively address potential threats.

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Source: Reuters
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