Computer Fraud in Italy

The crime of computer fraud under the Italian Penal Code

Computer Fraud in Italy









Pursuant to Article 640-ter of the Italian Penal Code, the person that procures for himself or others an unfair profit or causes damage to other people, by altering in any way the operation of a computer system or intervening in any manner without the right on data, information or programs contained in a computer, shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to three years and a fine ranging from € 51 to € 1,032.

The penalty shall be imprisonment from one to five years and a fine of € 309 to € 1,549 if the offense is committed by an operator of the system.

The offense is punishable on complaint of the victim, unless one of the aggravating circumstance.

Pursuant to Article 640 quinquies, the person in charge for certification services for electronic signature, that in order to procure an unfair profit or to cause damage to other people, violates the obligations imposed by law for the issuance of a qualified certificate, shall be punished with imprisonment up to three years and a fine ranging from 51 to 1.032 €.

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English speaking lawyers in Italy

Italian lawyers for U.S. citizens in Italy

For more information, please contact Criminal Lawyers in Rome