/ Advances in cybercrime: Chile adheres to the Budapest agreement

29 November, 2017

Security IT has become an increasingly important issue in countries agendas, considering the large-scale attacks that have occurred in recent times, affecting companies, governments, and all types of institutions.

Then, the cybercrime, has turned one of the unlawful activities to which governments have paid more attention, due to the usually cross-border nature that characterizes these crimes, and has required ever higher cooperation between countries.

Under this context, on August 1st , 2017, Chile became the first South American country to adhere to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, known as Budapest Convention.

This agreement, is the first international instrument that deals with the problem of crimes committed through computer networks, and specifically deals with violations committed in the area of ​​copyright, IT fraud, child pornography, hate crimes and network security breaches.

The adherence to this agreement will allow our country to be part of a fast and effective international cooperation network, as well as receive assistance for the development of infrastructure and professionals, which will allow us to better face threats in cyberspace.

The adhesion to Budapest Convention is part of the context of the initiatives that the government has promoted in terms of cybersecurity, and that have been embodied in the National Cybersecurity Policy, seeks to brings to our country an updated on safety, in this way, protect government interests and the interests of private companies operating in our country, safeguarding the security of people in cyberspace, protecting the country’s security, promoting collaboration and coordination between institutions, and managing the risks of cyberspace.