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Hacking | Computer Misuse Act 1990 (Section 3ZA)

February 10th, 2017 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
SENTENCING FOR HACKING The Computer Misuse Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) sets out the offences associated with interfering with a computer (that is, hacking) and the associated tools (such as malware) ...

Social Media Gets New Legal Guidelines

October 11th, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
New guidance have been published bytThe Crown Prosecution Service to help police determine whether to press charges against someone’s behaviour on social media. Click here for more information on Cyber Crime ...

Nearly Six Million Cyber Crime and Fraud Cases

July 21st, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The ONS (Office for National Statistics) for the first time has included online offences and fraud as part of its official statistics release. The figure shows that there were ...

Fraudulent Trading – Trading Standards

July 21st, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
What you say in an interview with Trading standards can have far reaching financial consequences. Trading standards departments were given increased powers and budgets to prosecute businesses who trade in a ...

Trademark Act – Offences on the Internet and Open Market

April 9th, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A huge volume of goods are traded on the internet and there is increasing threat of prosecution on traders dealing with non authentic brands or grey market goods or goods ...

Panama Papers – Unauthorised Disclosure

April 8th, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Mossack Fonseca The disclosure of sensitive information to a public source give rise liability for losses suffered as a result of the breach of confidentiality by the Law firm. However, immediate concerns ...

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and 2014

September 8th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
What is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and why does it exist? The general aim of this Act is to assist offenders back into society by not allowing their past mistakes ...

Online Pirates Could Face 10 Years in Jail

July 20th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Currently, online copyright infringement carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment a consultation launched by the Intellectual Property Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills want to ...

Failing to Give Up Passwords – a Criminal Offence

June 1st, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Section 49 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Passwords – Encryption – Keys – Information 53 Failure to comply with a notice (1) A person to whom a section 49 notice has been ...

New Revenge Law Comes Into Force

April 14th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A new revenge law has come into force as part of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act which means those who share sexually explicit images without the subject’s consent ...

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