Table of Contents - December 17, 2018

New DoJ Effort Focuses on China's Cyber Spying, Senators Told

The Justice Department has begun a "China Initiative" to encourage prosecutors to take on cases involving cyber-enabled economic espionage, which are generally more challenging cases to investigate, the Senate Judiciary Committee was told this week.

"These cases are difficult," John Demers, head of DoJ's National Security Division, told the committee. "They take a long time. Sometimes they involve sensitive intelligence sources and methods. And sometimes folks are discouraged from bringing them because they may not lead to prosecution."

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