Information Systems Crime Law of 2010

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Sets forth cybercrimes, unauthorized access to information systems and faciliation of terrorist activities through websites.

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Article (2)
The following words and phrases wherever mentioned in this Law shall have the meanings ascribed thereto
hereunder, unless otherwise indicated by context:
Information System: A set of programs and tools designed to create, send, receive, process, store, or manage
data or information electronically.

Data: Figures, letters, symbols, shapes, sounds and images that have no significance on their own.
Information: Data that have been processed and have significant meaning.
Internet: A link between more than one information system to acquire and exchange the data and
information.

Website: A place where information on the Internet is available through a specific address.
Permission: The authorization granted by the person concerned or the competent judicial authority to one or
more persons or the public to access or use information system, website or the Internet in order to view,
cancel, delete, add, change, re-disseminate data or information, block access, or stop the operation of the
hardware, change a website or cancel or modify its contents.
Software: A set of orders and technical instructions intended to accomplish a task that can be implemented
using information systems.

Article (3)
A- Anyone who intentionally accesses a website or information system in any manner without authorization or
in violation or excess of an authorization, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than one
week and not exceeding three months, or by a fine of not less than (100) one hundred Dinars and not
exceeding (200) two hundred Dinars, or both punishments.
B- Where the access stipulated in paragraph (a) of this Article is for the purpose of cancelling, deleting,
adding, destroying, disclosing, extinguishing, blocking, altering, changing, transferring or copying data or
information or stopping or disabling the operation of an information system, changing a website or cancelling,
destroying or altering its content or assuming its identity or the identity of its owner, the perpetrator shall be
punished by imprisonment for a term not less than three months and not exceeding one year or by a fine of
not less than (200) two hundred Dinars and not exceeding(1000) one thousand Dinars, or both punishments.

Article (4)
Anyone who installs ,publishes or uses intentionally a program through an information network or information
system, with the purpose of canceling, deleting, adding, destroying, disclosing, extinguishing, blocking,
altering, changing, transferring, copying, capturing, or enabling others to view data or information, or
obstructing, interfering, hindering, stopping the operation of an information system or preventing access to it,
or altering a website or canceling it, destroying it, or altering its content or operating it, assuming its identity
or the identity of the owner without authorization or in violation or excess of the authorization shall be
punished by imprisonment for a term not less than three
months and not exceeding one year or by a fine of not less than (200) two hundred Dinars and not
exceeding(1000) one thousand Dinars, or both punishments.

Article (5)
Anyone who intentionally captures, interferes or intercepts what is transmitted through an information
network or any information system shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than one month
and not exceeding one year or by a fine of not less than (200) two hundred Dinars and not exceeding (1000)
one thousand Dinars, or both punishments.

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Year of Document: 
2010
Date of Document: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Language (This Document): 
English

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