Brazil approves stricter legislation to tackle online crime

The Brazilian government has passed new legislation introducing tougher measures against fraud and crimes perpetrated in the digital environments.

According to the law 14.155 sanctioned last Thursday (27), the Brazilian Penal Code has been altered to add more stringent penalties in relation to device invasion, theft and misconduct in digital media environments, as well as crimes committed with information provided by someone induced to or erroneously through fraudulent emails, social networks, or contacts via telephone.

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Source: ZDNet