The clandestine entry to an account of the social network Facebook was equated with "violation of correspondence" in an opinion of the Attorney General of Argentina , so it should be investigated by the federal courts.
The crime was determined by the attorney general, Luis Gonzalez Walcarde, in a case brought in the province of Black River by a man who claimed that an unknown person entered the Facebook account of your minor child .
The stranger from there "insulted, threatened and accused not only those who the child is added to your account, but also other" judicial sources said the state agency Telam.
There was a problem of competition between the federal and the Magistrate's Court for Criminal and Correctional Two of the city of Viedma, since both instances refused to take the investigation.
But the attorney general ruled in favor of the federal courts. "A private account of Facebook would be within the concept of" electronic communication " or "restricted computer data" in the terms of Article 153 of the Penal Code, under the law 26,388, "said the chief prosecutor. For this reason, "this would be a violation of correspondence fact," he said.
The attorney explained that "the federal courts jurisdiction to hear the alleged violation of correspondence, since it involves the commission of those crimes that violate or hinder postal correspondence."
The insults and threats via social network that should also be investigated by the federal courts because "these events are part of a single criminal purpose," he said.