Creation of a Specialized Fiscal Unit in cybercrime in Peru

On January 01, 2021, a resolution of the Attorney General's Office, by which the Specialized Prosecutor Unit in Cybercrime of the Public Ministry with national competence is created. Said Fiscal Unit will begin its functions as of February 15, 2021 and will depend administratively and functionally on the Office of the Public Prosecutor.

According to the norm, this Fiscal Unit will have the following attributions: (i) provide technical support to prosecutors in investigations into computer crimes, aggravated fraud and those cases whose obtaining digital evidence is decisive for the investigation, (ii) unification of criteria in procedures and methods of investigation in the matter of cybercrime. (iii) prepare directives, guidelines, instructive guides or others that guide the investigations of the prosecutors specialized in cybercrime or prosecutors appointed for this purpose; among other.

Likewise, by means of the aforementioned resolution, the "National Cybercrime Prosecutors Network" has been created. This decision has been received with great expectation due to the rise in incidents of cybercrime in this time of health crisis due to Covid-19.

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Elijah Casanova
Ninth cycle Law student at the Universidad del Pacífico. With an interest in technology, business and law. New technologies are our letter to the future.

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