Forgery of Data

Forgery of Data in Europe

Forgery of Data Intended to Provide Proof in Germany

Provisions relating to forgery of data intended to provide proof in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-three, under the heading “Forgery,” located in Section 269 Forgery of data intended to provide proof, which reads: (1) Whosoever for the purposes of deception in legal commerce stores or modifies data intended to provide proof in such a way that a counterfeit or falsified document would be created upon their retrieval, or uses data stored or modified in such a manner, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Section 267 (3) and (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to forgery of data intended to provide proof is current as of 2010

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