The Dutch Parliament enacted on May 31 new legislation on Cybercrime. The amendment enter into force on September 1 2006.

Criminal Code

Article 138a:

Any person who intentionally and unlawfully accesses an automated system for the storage or processing of data, or part of such a system, shall be

liable, as guilty of breach of computer peace, to term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or a fine of 10.000 guilders.

Article 138b covers the unlawful serious hindering of data processing.

Article 232 applies to the forgery of any electronic token that has evidentiary value and the usage of such tokens as if they were genuine.

Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime Article 6 is fully implemented either as a subparagraph in the relevant