Interception of data

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The unauthorized interception of data is an offense according to § 202b of the German Criminal Code ( StGB ) , which is punishable by imprisonment of up to two years or a fine .


Data are protected in accordance with ( § 202a Paragraph 2) and the confidentiality interest of the person authorized to dispose of them. In addition, the non-public transmission of data is protected. The decisive factor is the type of transmission process.

The act will be prosecuted on request in accordance with Section 205 of the Criminal Code , unless the prosecuting authority considers ex officio intervention to be necessary due to the special public interest in prosecuting. The data interception act came into effect on August 11, 2007.

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Individual evidence

  1. Marco Gercke, Phillip W. Brunst: Praxishandbuch Internetstrafrecht , p. 71