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Tech Roundup: Brazil joins international cybercrime convention

The most important news about tech and innovation. This week: Brazil joins cybercrime convention, open finance, and black leadership in tech

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This week: Brazil joins the Budapest Convention on cybercrime after last week’s government hacks. Will Open Finance ever take off in Brazil? A study of black startups shows diversity is still missing in Brazil’s innovation environment.

After hacker attacks, Brazil joins Budapest Convention on cybercrime

About a week after multiple hacks of the Health Ministry and over 20 other government agencies caused havoc in Brasília, senators approved Brazil’s ratification of the Budapest Convention — the first and most-used international agreement to deal with cybercrimes.

Why it matters. The 20-year-old Budapest Convention facilitates international cooperation in fighting cybercrime....

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