Costa Rica: Computer Fraud Bill Passed
Legislators approved the bill that establishes penalties for computer fraud. Among the sanctions are a violation of personal data and sets the penalty of 3 to 6 years in prison.
In addition, it provides a penalty of 4 to 8 years in prison for extortion.
Computer fraud case of espionage, computer sabotage and even identity theft, are covered by this bill passed with 32 votes in the first debate on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, I haven’t found any other source on this development that has more details. If anyone has a good link/source, please post it to Comments.
TicoGringo - December 1, 2010
This is in Spanish – but from the one of the major Costarican newspapers: