Criminals warned there is no ‘safe space’ to communicate

Steve Rodhouse, director-general of the UK’s National Crime Agency (Operations), says recent operations have shown there is no “safe space” for criminals to communicate.

In an exclusive interview with Sky News Australia, Mr Rodhouse discussed the work of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG) to expose organized crime and disrupt criminals.

“Organized criminals need to communicate with each other, that’s their business, but it’s also their weakness and our opportunity,” he said.

“They will use technology to try and frustrate our access to their schedule.

“But recent operations show – here in Australia but around the world – that there is, in fact, no safe space for criminals to communicate.

“And that’s because of organizations and agencies like FELEG — because it means we’re working together, we’re sharing expertise, we’re sharing technical know-how, and we’ll continue to do that to stay ahead of that threat.”

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