Costa Rica: Computer Fraud Bill Passed

InsideCostaRica reports:

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.

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  1. TicoGringo - December 1, 2010

    This is in Spanish – but from the one of the major Costarican newspapers:

    • admin - December 1, 2010

      Thank you so much!

      A Google translation of part of that page:

      Also contemplates a computer fraud offense, for approving punishment of three to six years in prison. The penalty increases to five to ten years if that conduct is against public information systems, information systems, banking or financial institutions, or when an employee is responsible for administering or supporting the system.

      In the case of espionage, it imposes a penalty of four to eight years in prison, while for computer sabotage, sets of three to six years and increased from four to eight years when there is danger to the public or social harm.

      Identity theft in electronic media also recibiráun punishment of three to six years in prison and spoofing websites, which would expose violators to penalties of one to three years in prison, which would rise from three to six years in the capture confidential information of any person or entity, as reflected in the reform.

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