May 082014
 May 8, 2014  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Surprisingly (to me, anyway), it seems ID theft is not a crime in Finland. But Susanna Reinboth reports that may change:

The use of the identity of another person, so-called identity theft, is set to be criminalised in Finland, with a task force at the Ministry of Justice proposing that the offence be made punishable by the penalty of fine.

The Criminal Code of Finland currently does not recognise identity theft as an offence on its own account, although an offender impersonating another person may be convicted of other offences, such as fraud, forgery or defamation.

Read more on Helsinki Times.

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