Japan to jail computer virus creators

AAP reports:

Japan will punish people who create or wilfully spread computer viruses with fines and prison terms of up to three years under a new law.

Under the law, enacted by parliament today, police can seize email communication logs of suspects from internet service providers, among other information.

The action, which has met with opposition from privacy and free speech advocates, brings Japan a step closer to concluding the Convention on Cybercrime, a Europe-led effort.

Read more in the Herald Sun.

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