On 17 March 2022, the Ministry of Security published Resolution 139/2022 in the Official Gazette. This new regulation created the Centro de Investigaciones del Ciberdelito de Alta Tecnología (High-Tech Cybercrime Investigation Centre) within the framework of the programme for strengthening cybersecurity and cybercrime investigation. Resolution 139/2022 sets forth the centre's purposes, actions and structure.

The most relevant aspects of the Centre's activities are the following:

  • It must initiate an investigation when there is a presumption of possible criminal activity against computers, information systems and/or computer networks or the potential existence of a criminal organisation.
  • It must cooperate in the investigation of crimes against the sexual integrity of children and adolescents allegedly committed through electronic means.
  • Its main purpose is to assist the local police and to analyse and propose methods, techniques, tools, processes and protocols to achieve continuous improvement of police action against cybercrime.

For further information on this topic please contact Mariano Peruzzotti or Belen Sorrentino at Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum by telephone +54 11 4549 4900 or email ([email protected] or [email protected]). The Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum website can be accessed at www.ojambf.com.