Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian defence lawyer with over 20 years of experience. Dennis is a Partner at Nyman Gibson Miralis and specialises in international criminal law.

How will DPAs be negotiated in Australia?

How will DPAs be negotiated in Australia?

The sophisticated nature of corporate crime makes it difficult to detect, and often corporate criminal activity is only identified because ‘whistleblowers’ come forward, or because the company self-reports. The Australian Government is considering options to facilitate a more effective and efficient response to corporate crime by encouraging greater self-reporting by companies. A key focus of…

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International Cybercrime

International cybercrime: What are the key investigative challenges?

Cybercrime and computer-related offences are becoming increasingly difficult to investigate. One of the reasons is that these cases are typically international in nature. The Australian Institute of Criminology outlines some of the key impediments to the successful investigation of transnational high tech crime.   What are the key challenges in international cybercrime investigations?   Identifying…

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Encryption laws by country

Encryption laws by country

Encryption is a crucial enabler of the rights to privacy and freedom of expression, however its legal situation varies from country to country. We look at some common encryption laws around the world and how they apply to Australia, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and the UK, as identified by Global Partners Digital.   What are…

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Defining offensive cyber capabilities

Countries are developing and exercising offensive cyber capabilities, for purposes including combating potential terrorist threats. Australia’s cyber offensive capabilities were recently outlined in a brief by the International Cyber Policy Centre. Other countries that have cyber offensive capabilities include the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, North Korea, Russia and Iran. The…

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Office of International Affairs

International criminal law and the Office of International Affairs (OIA)

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) forms part of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and is responsible for coordinating international criminal law enforcement.  The work of the OIA includes extraditing and removing fugitives, gathering international evidence, providing legal advice to DOJ leadership and prosecutors, and negotiating and implementing treaties.   Extradition and removal…

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Interpol and Cybercrime

How does INTERPOL fight cybercrime?

The International Criminal Police Organization, more commonly known as INTERPOL, is an international organisation facilitating international police cooperation. INTERPOL has 190 member countries, and focuses on the areas of cybercrime, counter-terrorism, organised and emerging crime. We look at the ways in which INTERPOL supports member countries in preventing and investigating cybercrime.   Operations & investigations Cybercrime…

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Cybercrime and Passwords

Cybercrime and passwords

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) strongly recommends that access to systems and online services are controlled via robust user identification and authentication practices, ideally using multi-factor authentication, to help prevent cybercrime. The ACSC also acknowledges that implementing multi-factor authentication will not always be possible, and that in some cases system owners may choose to…

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