ASEM Intl’ Experts Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth: Theft, Recovery and Restitution
The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) of the Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss Confederation organized an International Expert’s Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth: Theft, Recovery and Restitution in Manila, Philippines on 19-21 November 2014.
Hari Mulukutla spoke at the conference, leading the working group entitled “Asset Recovery in the Digital Age: Maximizing the uses of technology and social media”. The session’s objective was to explore new frameworks of information technology tools which can be added by anti-corruption agencies and asset recovery units to their toolkits. A broad range of topics were discussed in the working group including the impact of social media and technology in tracing corruption proceeds, new tools such as open source intelligence (OSINT), the semantic web, data management strategies for case management, income/asset declarations of public officials and emerging trends and challenges such as crypto-currency, the dark-net, open data initiatives including the publishing of beneficial ownership information of companies etc.