Dominican Republic's Crimes and High Technology Crimes Law 53-07

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Outline

1. General and Conceptual Provisions

1.1 Object, Scope and Principles

  • 1. Purpose of the Law
  • 2. Scope of Application
  • 3. General Principles
  • 1.2 Definitions

2. Regulations Effective at the National Level

2.1 Substantive Criminal Law

  • 1. Crimes and Crime against Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of Data and
  • 2. Access Codes
  • 3. Illegal Access
  • 4. Illegal Access for Services to Third-Parties
  • 5. Fraudulent Devices
  • 6. Interception and Intervention of Data or Signals
  • 7. Damage or Alteration of Data
  • 8. Sabotage

2.2 Content Crimes

  • 1. Attack on the Life of the Person
  • 2. Theft Through the Use of High Technology
  • 3. Illegal Obtaining of Funds
  • 4. Scam
  • 5. Identity Theft
  • 6. Of the Falseness of Documents and Signatures
  • 7. Use of Equipment for Invasion of Privacy
  • 8. Illicit Trade in Goods and Services
  • 9. Defamation
  • 10. Public Injury
  • 11. Sexual Assault
  • 12. Child Pornography

3. Intellectual Property and Related Crimes

  • 1. Crimes Related to Intellectual Property and Related

4. Crimes against Telecommunications

  • 1. Telecommunications crimes

5. Crimes, Crimes against the Nation and Acts of Terrorism

  • 1. Crimes and Crimes against the Nation
  • 2. Acts of Terrorism

6. Competent Organizations and Procedural Law Rules

6.1 Competent Organizations

  • 1. Dependency of the Public Ministry
  • 2. Creation and Composition of the Interinstitutional Commission against Crimes and
  • 3. High Technology Crimes (CICDAT).
  • 4. Presidency of the Commission
  • 5. Functions of the Commission
  • 6. Meetings
  • 7. General Secretariat
  • 8. Training
  • 9. Creation and Composition of the Interinstitutional Commission against Crimes and
  • 10. High Technology Crimes (CICDAT).
  • 11. Investigation and Submission
  • 12. Functions of the DICAT
  • 13. DICAT staff
  • 14. Requirements of the DICAT Commander
  • 15. Interinstitutional Relations of the DICAT
  • 16. Budget
  • 17. Creation of the Computer Crime Investigation Division
  • 18. Investigation and Submission
  • 19. Functions of the DIDI
  • 20. Personnel of the Computer Investigation Division (DIDI)
  • 21. Requirements of the Person in Charge of the Crime Investigation Division IT (DIDI)
  • 22. Budget
  • 23. Interinstitutional Relations of the DIDI
  • 24. Documentation and Processing of Investigation
  • 25. Regulation

7. Precautionary and Procedural Measures

  • 1. Application of the Criminal Procedure Code
  • 2. Conservation of the Data
  • 3. Powers of the Public Ministry
  • 4. Best Evidence Gathering Practices
  • 5. Service Providers
  • 6. Denaturation of the Investigative Process
  • 7. Responsibility of the Custodian
  • 8. Confidentiality of the Investigative Process

8. Final provisions

  • 1. Civil and Criminal Liability of Legal Persons
  • 2. Administrative Actions
  • 3. Payment of Compensation
  • 4. Complementary Legislations
  • 5. Public Action
  • 6. Competent Court
  • 7. Entry into Force
  • 8. Repeals

 

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This article was contributed by Jason Jacobs from Guyana. Jason is a member of the Caribbean CSPA. 

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