Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Wade Mark, led a delegation of United National Congress MPs at a special two-day workshop on Cybercrime held at the Radisson Hotel this week on 5 – 6 July.
The workshop, which was organised by the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) International Peace and Security Program, focused on engaging Caribbean parliamentarians in the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
The UNC delegation consisted of Senator Wade Mark – Chair of PGA National Group in Trinidad and Tobago, MP Khadijah Ameen, MP Anita Haynes, MP Rushton Paray, MP Dinesh Rambally, Senator David Nakhid and Temporary Senator Dominic Smith.
In addition to the Budapest Convention and its additional protocols, workshop discussions explored the differentiated impact of cyber incidents on the basis of gender as well as updates on the PGA’s campaign to promote nuclear and radiological security.
The United National Congress fully supports the view that cyber security is of critical importance to our national security and economic prosperity.
As our day-to-day lives become increasingly integrated with technology, the UNC will continue to push for greater education and public awareness of the threats posed by cybercriminals as well as advocate for policies that keep Trinidad and Tobago citizens safe from all aspects of crime including those committed in cyberspace.