The INTERPOL's Latin America Working Party on Information Technology Crime (LAWPITC) was formed in 2005. Currently, the permanent members of the LAWPITC are the representatives of the Specialized High-Tech Crime Investigation Units from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The aims of this Working Party are:
- To improve the cooperation, sharing of knowledge and practical experience among INTERPOL member countries and other international organizations dealing with high-tech crime.
- To promote the standardization of methods and working proceedings to efficiently combat cyber crime.
- To establish a good practice guidelines.
The Working Party's practical activities are:
- To coordinate with the rest of INTERPOL working parties on IT crime.
- To promote international police cooperation among Latin American countries.
- To share expertise on IT crime investigations.
- To create and supervise the work done by the sub-groups coping with the specific necessities of the specialized units dealing with high-tech crime in Latin America.