Cuba Ratifies Cooperation Treaty on Cybercrime

Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first country to ratify the Ibero-American Cooperation Agreement on Research, Insurance and Cybercrime Test Attainment, the Island”s embassy in Spain reported today.

The Caribbean nation also joined the Recommendation of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) related to the Classification and Sanctions of Cybercrime, the diplomatic representation said in a statement.

The instrument of ratification of the mentioned agreement was delivered by Cuban ambassador to Spain, Eugenio Martinez, to COMJIB’s secretary general, Arkel Benitez, at the headquarters of the organization in Madrid.

Cuba’s decision is consistent with its position of promoting a governance of international, democratic and participatory internet, to achieve peaceful use and aimed at the development of information technology and communication, with the almost total absence of regulations on the worldwide network.

Martinez also stated that in face of an increase in cybercrime and cyberterrorism, as well as the military use of cyberspace, or the illegal use of this technology to attack other states, urgent and effective steps and measures in cooperation among the governments was needed.

The Ibero-American treaty on Cybercrime is consistent with the agreed principles and social policies at national and international levels and the purpose of worldwide peace.

The region has been declared by the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace. The declaration was adopted in January 2014 in Havana by the heads of State and Government during the Conference of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

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