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By Ginger Whitaker

The Justice Department is taking its cyber crime-fighting efforts to a new level with the addition of a new cybersecurity unit. The unit will be operating under DoJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section, and will serve to offer legal advice for cyber crime investigations worldwide.

Michael Stawasz, deputy chief for computer crime at the Justice Department, said the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section has already been reaching out around the world for nearly 20 years on cyber crime issues. Among the areas the section covers are cyber crime prevention and the ability to collect electronic evidence.

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