Technology Against Crime – an international forum on technologies for a safer world

08 July 2013 - 09 July 2013 - Lyon, France

This was the first international forum of its kind, bringing together senior representatives from the worlds of technology, security and industry in order to develop technological responses to evolving security challenges.

Jointly hosted by the French Ministry of Interior and INTERPOL, the event was attended by government ministers, official delegates from INTERPOL member countries, industrial leaders, chiefs of police and security services, researchers and academics.

They met to discuss four main themes involving the use of technology:

  • Preserving fundamental rights and freedoms;
  • Protecting identities;
  • Making public spaces and facilities safer;
  • Fighting transnational crime and securing borders.

International experts addressed these topics in plenary sessions and round tables. As a platform for technology and security innovation, the event also highlighted the latest initiatives from companies, regional bodies and international partners.

Unique in both scope and format, Technology Against Crime was also a business event, gathering international decision-makers and representatives from the public and private sectors. Leaders from the world of industry were able to engage with official delegations at pre-arranged meetings on selected topics of interest.

For more information, visit the official Technology Against Crime website.