E-mail and criminal protection

On the grounds of charges brought against reporter Jorge Lanata alleging he had misappropriated information transmitted by email to another person and further proceeded to have it published, Criminal and Appellate Court # IV of this City ruled that the so-called "e-mail" or electronic mail enjoys the same criminal protection as private papers and traditional correspondence. (in re: "Lanata, Jorge s/Desestimación,", 03/04/99, "La Ley" published on 06/16/99).

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