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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer crime, computer security
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Criminal Law Review
Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0011-135X
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 13:45

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