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In brief

On 1 November 2022, the National Ministry of Security (“Ministry”) approved the adhesion template and framework agreement template for the federal campaign ‘STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Argentina — a campaign for public awareness on cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention (“Campaign”). The Ministry has invited the provinces and the city of Buenos Aires to join the Campaign.

The main goal of the initiative is to generate, disseminate and implement materials, training and good practices to raise awareness about cybersecurity and cybercrime.


In focus

The referred templates, approved by Resolution No. 731 dated 1 November 2022, are part of the collaboration agreement signed by the Ministry and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention Inc., through which the Ministry joined the global cybersecurity awareness campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT.’, created in 2010 by the alliance of nonprofit organizations Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

This global initiative is supported by more than 850 public agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities and private sector companies from several countries.

The Ministry will lead and coordinate the Campaign, reinforcing awareness of cybersecurity, associated risks and threats, and providing strategies so that Argentine citizens have tools to enhance security with the use of technological tools and the internet.

Per the proposed framework agreement, the Ministry is committed to providing strategic guidance, materials and content in Spanish for the dissemination of the Campaign.

As for the adherent entities, among other actions, they undertake to:

  • Act as curator of the material provided, sharing any improvements made to the Campaign materials.
  • Elaborate and communicate to the Ministry a six-month schedule of public activities to be carried out for the execution of the Campaign.
  • Share information related to the issues addressed in each activity and identify new problems to be solved.

The entities that adhere to the Campaign must appoint an official to act as liaison with the Ministry within 30 days from the subscription of the proposed framework agreement.

Link to Spanish version here.

Author

Guillermo Cervio is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office. With more than 30 years of experience, he is recognized as a foremost practitioner in his field. He founded the IT/C team in Argentina and was the coordinator of the LatAm IT/C team from 2008 to 2017. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie LatAm’s IPTC team.
Guillermo has authored books and articles on legal matters. He has won awards for his book “Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones” (National Academy of Law - Mención de honor, 1998, and Austral University - premio tesina,1997) as well as for the paper he filed in the IX National Congress on Corporate Law (Tucumán, 2004). He has been a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Austral University, Palermo University, Catholic University and CEMA. In 2003, he was awarded the Folsom fellowship grant by the Center for American and International Law in Dallas.

Author

Martín Roth is a partner in the M&A, Real Estate and TMT practice groups in Baker McKenzie's Buenos Aires office. Martín has more than 13 years of extensive transactional domestic and international experience, focusing on the real estate and TMT industries. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he worked as a trainee lawyer on the Corporate, Banking/Finance and Litigation areas with a local law firm in Argentina. From 2007 to 2012, he worked in Baker McKenzie's Buenos Aires office. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as an independent attorney at another law firm. Martín rejoined the Buenos Aires office in 2016 and was named partner in July 2019.

Author

Sofía Requejado is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Buenos Aires office.

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