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Texas Computer Crime Statute


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In 1985, a computer crimes law for the state of Texas took effect. This law was last amended in 1993. Under this state law, it is a crime to make unauthorized use of protected computer systems or data files on computers, or to make intentionally harmful use of such computers or data files. The seriousness of such a crime ranges from Class B misdemeanor to first-degree felony.

The complete text of the computer crimes chapter of the Penal Code is online at the State of Texas website.

Last reviewed February 24,2014