The Computer Misuse Act 1990: lessons from its past and predictions for its future
Macewan, NF 2008, 'The Computer Misuse Act 1990: lessons from its past and predictions for its future ' , Criminal Law Review , 12 , pp. 955-967.
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The age of the internet has thrown down some real challenges to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Recently, the Government made changes to this piece of legislation, in an attempt to meet two of those challenges--the proliferation of “ Denial of Service” (DoS) attacks, and the creation and dissemination of “ Hackers' tools” --and to fulfil international commitments on cybercrime. Yet some of these new measures invite criticisms of policy, form and content, and bring doubts about how easy to interpret, and how enforceable, they will be.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Computer crime, computer security|
|Themes:||Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Law School > Salford Centre of Legal Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Criminal Law Review|
|Publisher:||Sweet and Maxwell|
|Depositing User:||Users 47901 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2011 10:39|
|Last Modified:||17 Dec 2012 10:34|
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