Third session of the course on ‘Cybercrime  and Artificial Intelligence’, organized by the Vittorio Occorsio Foundation

After the first two days, 19 and 20 February 2024, focused on  general issues of substantial, investigative and procedural scope, including an analysis of the legal and jurisprudential framework, on 29 and 30 May 2024 the third session of the course on  “Cybercrime  and Artificial Intelligence’, organized by the Vittorio Occorsio Foundation, was held as part of the XXXIX Advanced Training Course.

These two further days were dedicated to the discussion of issues concerning the most technologically innovative applications and to carry out a deep analysis of the  more evident  criminal activities as well as of the investigation and countering techniques.

The day of 29 May, dedicated to an in-depth discussion on ‘Encrypted Chats as evidence for investigations and criminal proceedings’, was opened by the Director of the Scuola di Perfezionamento, National Police Dirigente Generale Maurizio Vallone and by Professor Carmela Decaro, FVO Secretary General, former Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic and Full Professor of Comparative Public Law.

The event was attended by professionals such as: Simona Ragazzi, Judge for Preliminary Investigations at the Court of Catania; Simone Martano, Colonel of the Carabinieri Corps, serving at the Italian Office of Europol and National Desk Assistant at Eurojust; Elisabetta Ceniccola, Deputy Attorney General at the Court of Cassation; Silvia Signorato, Professor of Criminal Procedural Law at the University of Padua; Francesco Bruschi, Professor of Information Processing Systems and Director of the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Observatory at the Politecnico in Milan; Vincenzo Rana, Contract Professor and Researcher at the Politecnico in Milan.

The day of 30 May, devoted to the “New technologies, investigative and economic applications: blockchain, virtual coins and AI in the FIU experience”, was introduced and coordinated by Fabio Di Vizio, Member of the SSM Steering Committee and Ivan Salvadori of the University of Verona; the lecturers who participated in the event of this day were the following:  Laura La Rocca, Regulatory and Institutional Relations Division of the Financial Intelligence Unit for Italy at the Banca d’Italia; Pasquale Carriello, Financial Flows Analysis Division of the Financial Intelligence Unit for Italy at the Banca d’Italia; Giuseppe De Luca, Head of the Personal Data Management System Office, Revenue Agency; Piergiorgio Marini, Manager, Illicit Trade Prevention, External Affairs, Philip Morris International.

The day ended with a Lectio Magistralis on ‘Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence: the changing threat in relation to public safety and national security’ delivered by Prefetto Bruno Frattasi, Director General of the National Cybersecurity Agency.