BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2018) - Galexia Analytics Release
Argentina has data protection laws in place and is updating some aspects of the law. There are effective laws in place on cybercrime and electronic signatures in the country. Although Argentina’s scores for IT infrastructure (and broadband access in particular) improved since the Scorecard was first launched in 2012, progresses in this area is still necessary.
The country has a poor track record of protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights relevant to cloud computing. For example, Argentina does not provide specific “safe harbor” protection for intermediaries. Some gaps also exist in the important areas of standards development and technology neutral and non-discriminatory government procurement of information technology (IT).
Argentina also scored poorly on promotion of free trade because it imposes numerous tariffs and other trade barriers that negatively affect the digital economy.
There were very few changes in Argentina’s results from the previous Scorecard. Argentina fell slightly in the 2018 report rankings mostly because of progress made by other countries.
The rank for Argentina in this year's Scorecard is:
- 17th overall,
- 18th for legal and policy, and
- 19th for IT readiness and broadband deployment.
Within legal and policy themes for cloud readiness Argentina has the following rankings:
- 15th for data privacy
- 22nd for security
- 5th for cybercrime
- 19th for intellectual property rights
- 20th for standards and international harmonization
- 19th for promoting free trade