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Oliver Walsh

Regional Director, Online Content Protection Operations, APAC, Motion Picture Association

Oliver Walsh

Oliver Walsh is the Regional Director, Online Operations, Asia-Pacific Hub for the Motion Picture Association International (MPA-I).  
 
Previously with the City of London Police in the United Kingdom, Mr Walsh worked as a police officer for 11 years before joining the MPA-I in May 2016 and was instrumental in the esatblishment and ongoing success of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).  
 
Having gained specialist knowledge of intellectual property crime whilst attached to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Mr Walsh took on a leadership role for Operation Creative. This ground breaking initiative brought together content protection organisations, advertisers and payment providers in an attempt to curtail the revenue made by websites engaged in content theft. He guided the Operation from conception through to implementation under PIPCU.
 
Mr Walsh was also active as the UK representative to various international operations and forums such as Operation “In Our Sites” and the UK Public Safety Working group, helping to guide UK government policy towards Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
 
Mr Walsh holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Keele in the United Kingdom and qualifications in open source intelligence investigation.

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