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720 ILCS 5/17-55
(720 ILCS 5/17-55)
For the purposes of Sections 17-50 through 17-53:
In addition to its meaning as defined in Section 15-1 of this Code,
"property" means: (1) electronic impulses;
(2) electronically produced data; (3) confidential, copyrighted, or proprietary
information; (4) private identification codes or numbers which permit access to
a computer by authorized computer users or generate billings to consumers
for purchase of goods and services, including but not limited to credit
card transactions and telecommunications services or permit electronic fund
transfers; (5) software or programs in either machine or human readable
form; or (6) any other tangible or intangible item relating to a computer
or any part thereof.
"Access" means to use, instruct, communicate with, store data
in, retrieve or intercept data from, or otherwise utilize any services
of, a computer, a network, or data.
"Services" includes but is not limited to computer time, data
manipulation, or storage functions.
"Vital services or operations" means those services or operations
required to provide, operate, maintain, and repair network cabling,
transmission, distribution, or computer facilities necessary to ensure or
protect the public health, safety, or welfare. Those services or operations include, but are not limited to, services provided by medical
personnel or institutions, fire departments, emergency services agencies,
national defense contractors, armed forces or militia personnel, private
and public utility companies, or law enforcement agencies.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11