Undersecretary Carolina Valdivia participates in the commemoration of the 20 years of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
The Undersecretary of Foreign Relations, Carolina Valdivia, participated, through a prerecorded video, in the High-Level Event on the commemoration of the 20 years of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe.
During her speech, the Undersecretary highlighted the importance of the Convention, the only binding international instrument on this issue, which serves as a guide for any country that develops comprehensive national legislation to combat cybercrime.
She stressed that this Agreement has become an invaluable international tool to promote cooperation between countries and develop initiatives for the creation of capacities in the fight against cybercrime. She also pointed out that Chile's accession reflects our country's deep multilateral commitment to cybersecurity.
The Budapest Convention was opened for signing on November 23, 2001, and entered into force on July 1, 2004, and to date, it has been ratified by 66 countries. Chile joined the Agreement in August 2017, being the first South American country to be a party to said agreement.