CRIMES THAT CAN BE COMMITTED BY THE POLICE (PART I)


THE UNDUE ACCESS BY POLICE OFFICERS, BASED ON THEIR INTERVENTIONS AS SUCH, TO POLICE APPLICATIONS IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT CONSULTATIONS ON POLICE RECORDS AND REGARDING THE OWNERSHIP OF THIRD PARTIES' VEHICLES, CONSTITUTES A CRIME AGAINST THE INTIMACY OF ARTICLES197.2 and 198 OF THE SPANISH PENAL/CRIMINAL CODE:



ART. 197.2:


The same penalties will be imposed on those who, without being authorized, seize, use or modify, to the detriment of a third party, reserved personal or family data of another that are recorded in files or computer, electronic or telematic media, or in any other type of file or public or private registry. The same penalties will be imposed on whoever, without being authorized, accesses them by any means and whoever alters or uses them to the detriment of the owner of the data or a third party.



ART. 198:


The authority or public official who, outside of the cases allowed by law, without legal cause for crime, and taking advantage of their position, performs any of the behaviors described in the previous article, would be punished with the penalties respectively provided in the same , in its upper half and, in addition, with that of absolute disqualification for a period of six to twelve years.

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