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Costa Rica - Government pledges cybercrime law will not apply to journalists

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The outcry that has followed the enactment three days ago of Costa Rica's highly controversial cybercrime law has forced the government into a hasty about-turn. It announced today that the legislation, which provides for up to 10 years' imprisonment for publishing “secret political information”, would not apply to journalists. The law is not confined to national security but could also be applied to information “from national police bodies or security concerning defence matters or foreign (...)

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