On October 6, the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill to ratify the Convention on Cybercrime, which defines crimes of this type and provides cooperation mechanisms among the signing countries. The initiative will now be analyzed by the Senate. You may access the bill by clicking here.
The Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention, has been in force since 2004 and was created for the European Union. However, it has been adhered to by countries outside the block, such as Chile, Argentina, the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
The Convention covers cybercrimes classified as “proper”, i.e. crimes aimed at the inviolability and misuse of cyberdata and information itself, such as unauthorized access. It also covers crimes considered “improper”, i.e. crimes against various legal assets committed through information technology, such as crimes against honor, storage of pedophile images, and online copyright infringement, among others.
The text also seeks to establish mechanisms to expand and facilitate collaboration between the police, judicial and investigative authorities of the various signing countries, as well as mechanisms for mutual cooperation in the collection of real-time traffic data and the interception of content data.