The crime of identity theft

A new article 226-4-1 of the criminal code punishes the ” impersonate a third party or make use of one or more data of any kind to identify it in order to disturb its tranquillity or that of others, or to impair his honor or to his account “. This offence is punished one year of imprisonment and a 15 000 € fine. The last paragraph of the text states that the offence is punished by the same penalties when it is committed on a communication network to the public online.

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