Friday, April 7, 2017
The development of technology has exposed the world to more problems than before. That condition has made Russia to strengthen their cooperation with INTERPOL by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the organization on Friday, April 7, 2017. The MoU was signed at Rektorat Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. Both sides have agreed on the MoU so that they can promote a safer cybersecurity.
The MoU also consists the commitment from both sides to promote a world without money-laundering activities. Other than that, INTERPOL could help Russia to trace any kind of activities that could threaten the integrity of Russia. This agenda is also related to cyberterrorism as the terrorists usually using the money-laundering method to fulfill their financial needs. It is very important for both sides, especially for Russia, as the country recently experienced terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. With the MoU, both sides agreed on exchanging database under selected information, such as stolen data and crime-related activities.
Russia also appreciates the INTERPOL as an organization that maintains its neutrality. Russia hopes that by cooperating with INTERPOL, cyberterrorism issues that exist in the country will be tackled by INTERPOL. The representative from INTERPOL also said that they want countries all over the world to be aware of the current condition from information sphere and the threat within it. Both sides also hope that they could create a safer cyber governance for the country and also globally.