Brussels – 30th November 2017 – cybercrime, film & victim support
Victim Support Europe will hold it’s conference on Supporting Victims of Cybercrime in Brussels on December 8 2017 bringing together a host of European and National experts from the field.
Recognising the millions of people who fall victim to cybercrime every year and who are in desperate need of support, this conference will focus on what the EU, governments, social media organisations and NGOs can do to help victims in the aftermath of the many types of cybercrime that exist.
Levent Altan, Executive Director of Victim Support Europe says “The conference will include an interesting variety of speakers including victims of illegal dissemination of private images and of stalking, victim support organisations, representatives from Facebook, and European institutions including the European Commission and European Parliament.”
The short film entitled “Right to be Forgotten” written and directed by Peta Milan from Transcendent Media Capital for this event, addresses the impacts of graphic image abuse, commonly referred to as revenge porn, a particular cybercrime resulting in suicides across the planet, will be premiered at this event.
Peta Milan says “Premiering this film on this day is particularly special to me as it would have been the birthday of my sister Bianca who took her own life 10 years ago. If this film can help create awareness and spur legislators and social media giants to take effective action to criminalize these actions and improve support for victims in the aftermath, we may see a decrease in the current rising trend of suicides resulting from online bullying and revenge porn”
The conference will focus on the needs of victims, how we can better support them and what the EU needs to do next to improve support for victims of Cybercrime
For more details about the Supporting Victims of Cybercrime conference or the release of the film “Right to Be Forgotten” contact firstname.lastname@example.org