The Belize tourism industry stands to benefit greatly by having its electronic payments infrastructure secured by Belize’s first cybercrime law. The Council of Europe and the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Assemblies (FOPREL) of Central America and the Caribbean are helping to draft the law at a four-day workshop hosted by the Ministry of National Security at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel from Monday through Thursday, February 13th.

With most tourists making flight and hotel reservations, paying for tours, meals, and other services with their credit cards, it is vital for the tourism industry and Belize’s banking sector to secure all their customer’s digital information. The ongoing U.S. Federal Court case in Utah, USA, further serves to highlight the need to update Belize’s laws so that electronic evidence may be introduced and used to punish offenders.

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