The Criminal Procedure Act authorizes intervention and emails and Whatsapp record in the investigation of crimes
The new forms of crime related to the use of new technologies exposes the failure of the penal framework designed at a time when the technology had not yet revolutionized communication between people. Organic Law 13/2015, of October 5, to amend the Criminal Procedure Act to strengthen procedural guarantees and regulation of technological research measures which came into force on December 7, 2015 provides for the possibility intercept messages using new telematic communication instruments.
Intervention and record of communications of any kind that are made by phone or any other means or telematics system, logical or virtual communication such as SMS or WhatsApp is authorized. Within, capable of expansion and extension of three months maximum initial duration of the intervention reasoned request for successive periods of equal duration set up a temporary maximum of eighteen months.
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