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NCJ Number: 150158 Find in a Library
Title: Perspectives on Information Computerization and the Right to Privacy
Author(s): E A Chirino Sanchez
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: USAID/Proyecto
Costa Rica
Sale Source: USAID/Proyecto
515-0244 para un Proyecto de Mejoramiento del Sector Justicia
Costa Rica
Type: Survey
Language: Spanish
Country: Costa Rica
Annotation: The advantages and disadvantages concerning personal and individual right to privacy because of the computerization of the judicial system in Costa Rica and in judicial situations, in general, are explored.
Abstract: Problems to be encountered, crimes that can be committed against the individual and the right to privacy because of lax or nonexistent computer security, and possible solutions to the problem are outlined with examples from the courts of Spain, the European Community, Portugal, and Costa Rica as well as from multinational legal agreements, such as the San Jose Pact. The evolution of the legal concept of habeas data is detailed. It is concluded and strongly recommended that the government of Costa Rica secure its information systems better to protect the privacy of its citizens, as there is no security provision currently in place against criminal abuse of this information. 83 notes
Main Term(s): Computer related crime
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Foreign laws; Legal privacy protection; Privacy and security; Right of privacy
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