The Military Justice of the Union in Brazil was founded more than 200 years ago, being the oldest in the country. And its top representative, the Superior Military Court (STM), saw a promising highlight of the use of blockchain technology at an event last Tuesday (3), and may evolve its relationship with processes.
With the mission of promoting training to military magistrates, ENAJUM promotes the “Symposium on Cyber Crimes in the Context of JMU”, started last Monday (2). It is worth remembering that the Military Justice takes care of the Armed Forces (Army, Aeronautics and Navy), as well as some civil cases.
The course is being promoted by the National School of Training and Improvement of Magistrates of The Union Military Justice (ENAJUM), finalizing the work on Wednesday (4).
According to the STM, the basis for the evolution of JMU processes must follow the philosophy of Justice Castrense, same applied to the Roman Army centuries ago.
“The objective of the course is to provide the magistrates of the Military Justice of the Union the opportunity to reflect on cybercrimes, considering the various demands of their professional activity in The Castrense Justice.”
Military Superior Court knows blockchain potential in lawsuits
The delegate of the Civil Police of Goiás and expert in cybercrime Vytautas Fabiano Silva Zumas participated in the STM event last Tuesday, when he talked about blockchain technology. This is a face-to-face event in Brasilia that invited several experts in crimes on the Internet to talk about various subjects.
According to Zumas, one of the tools that justice could use against crimes is precisely blockchain. This technology is the same as that which operates in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, for example.
The advantages of using blockchain would be diverse, said the delegate at the event of the Military Superior Court, with emphasis on the custody and sharing of criminal evidence. In addition, this can ensure integrity, traceability, authenticity and incorruptibility.
To circumvent the security of the hacker blockchain would have difficulties, said the expert blockchain speaker, since the data is distributed.
“An attack on one or several of the storage machines would not compromise the information stored, because all the others have the same information.”
Police work can be improved as well as judicial
In his experience with the use of blockchain, Zumas also highlighted the work of the Civil Police, which could be considerably improved with technology.
“Today if the Civil Police does not digitize a document can not climb a simple evidence in the electronic system of the Judiciary. With blockchain this would end. Everything will be automated and made available to participants in a matter of seconds, with a lot of transparency and security in the records.”
Thus, blockchain could be widely used by Brazilian justice, including the military, to improve existing problems.
Asked about the barriers to the adoption of technology, Vytautas said he did not know if there is already the intention of brazilian justice to use this on a large scale, however, the Brazilian state could do this without great cost, believes the civil police.Blockchain technology used in digital currencies can be used by the judiciary. Photo: STM