Brazil has a Data Protection Law

Colombia has passed national law approving the country’s accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The bill was signed into Law July 24. Colombia had already incorporated cybercrime provisions in its criminal code since 2009, but the Presidency considers the Convention the best tool for States in the fight against crime in digital environments. Authorities believe that the instrument has a relevant role in strengthening the national regulatory landmark concerning cybercrime. They have also stressed the importance of the network which will now be available 24/7 to ensure prompt and timely response and international cooperation. According to the country’s rules, the constitutional court still has to give its opinion or concept on the constitutionality of the law before it goes into full effect.