During 2022, national discussions will be held regarding the adoption of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
This international instrument establishes procedures that seek to strengthen international cooperation for law enforcement access to citizens' data. This raises important challenges in relation to human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Electronic Frontier Foundation and Al Sur are launching a document on the aspects that must be considered. This guide is intended to assist stakeholders in national discussions on possible accession to the Protocol.
It highlights that the Protocol has considerable weaknesses that should lead countries to reflect carefully on the relevance of ratifying it, and that merit thorough consideration in relation to measures of direct cooperation with service providers and guarantees for the protection of citizens' personal data.