OSCE trains Kazakh specialists how to counter terror financing


ALMATY -- The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held a seminar in Almaty September 17-18 (Monday-Tuesday) aimed at teaching Kazakh specialists how to counter terrorism financing and money laundering, according to its website.

Eighty personnel from the National Bank of Kazakhstan, the Financial Monitoring Committee and second-tier banks attended the event, which was organised by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana in partnership with Kazakhstan's National Bank and the US Embassy in Astana.

Trainers from Austria, the Netherlands and the United States taught the participants how to carry out the risk-based supervision of financial institutions, as well as understand the mechanisms "to assess risks associated with customers' remote identification", said the website.

The participants also discussed best practices in collecting evidence and investigating cyber-crime incidents, information security and compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

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