Article 278 of the Penal Code

  Penal Code

1. Anyone who, to discover a business secret, seizes by any means data, written or electronic documents, computer media or other objects that refer to it, or uses any of the means or instruments indicated in section 1 of the article 197, will be punished with a prison sentence of two to four years and a fine of twelve to twenty-four months.

2. A prison sentence of three to five years and a fine of twelve to twenty-four months will be imposed if the secrets discovered are disseminated, revealed or transferred to third parties.

3. The provisions of this article shall be understood without damage of the penalties that may correspond for the seizure or destruction of computer media.

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