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Back Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

    Status regarding Budapest Convention

Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

Bolivia does not yet have a national strategy or policies on cybersecurity.
According to the Cyber ​​Security Trends Report in Latin America and the Caribbean of the Organization of American States and Symantec, there are two national authorities responsible for government action and the development of cybersecurity regime in Bolivia. The first is the Technical and Scientific Research Institute of the Police University (IITCUP) which is the institution in charge of investigating crimes committed through and against information technology and its main activities include processing and analysis of digital evidence through a division in charge of digital forensics. The second national authority is the Agency for the Development of Information Society in Bolivia (ADSIB) that functions under the supervision on the Vice-President of the Republic and the President of the National Congress. This agency is currently developing plans for the implementation of electronic government and the use of open source software aimed at solving issues related to cyber security, as well as the initiation and coordination of actions towards developing a knowledge society acrooss the country.

Specialised institutions

The Computer Security and Incident Response Team of Bolivia (CSIRT-BO) is a recently established government agency, the purpose of which is to prevent, trace and manage security incidents generated in the information systems of the National Public Administration and the government authorities of that country. The activities of the CSIRT-BO include advicing, supporting and providing training on information security to entities responsible for managing information and communication technologies in Bolivia and to serve as a national point of contact in the management of computer security incidents.

Jurisprudence/case law

The Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia has issued judgements and jurisprudence related to child pornography and interception of private communications. The national judgements and jurisprudence can be consulted in the website of Bolivia’s Supreme Court of Justice at:

Sources and links

Ministry of the Presidency of Bolivia 

Agency for Development of Information Society

Computer Security and Incident Response Team of Bolivia (CSIRT-BO)  

Bolivia’s Supreme Court of Justice

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia

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