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Brinkhaus for harsher punishment for data theft

Who is stealing the data, can be punished under current legislation a maximum of three years in prison. Too little, says Union group chief Brinkhaus. The data p

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Brinkhaus for harsher punishment for data theft

Who is stealing the data, can be punished under current legislation a maximum of three years in prison. Too little, says Union group chief Brinkhaus. The data protection Commissioner warns, however, against the use of WhatsApp.

Union leader Ralph Brinkhaus has called for tougher penalties for Data theft. "The Hacking and Skimming of data is a serious intrusion into the privacy of the data," said brink, the house of the "Rheinische Post".

so Far, the spying of data, could be punished with a maximum of three years. "We should check, the penalties in the case of serious cyber crimes increase," he said. If very personal things were stolen, be traumatized the victim, sometimes for your whole life. Nevertheless, the data theft will be punished so far as a simple theft, will be punished with a maximum of five years in prison.

The danger: people do not

Brinkhaus refers to the fact that a theft traumatisiere people often.

When public figures in the network as free of wild are treated could be a danger to society and democracy. "Data thefts may ultimately cause people to engage publicly, because of the risk to be in the digital pillory," warned Brinkhaus.

the Background is the case of a 20-year-old student from Hessen. He had spied on a mass of data by politicians and other persons of the public life and into the net. Most of the time it went to contact details, in the 50-to 60-more severe cases but also to private Chat histories.

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