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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 ...

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 ...

Birmingham Pension Fraud Case – Acquittal

January 29th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS: Our client and his eight co – accused were faced with a rather complicated case. There were three separate charges against him, namely Conspiracy ...

Diesel Laundering – Tax Evasion Plot

November 27th, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
I was interested to read about the illegal Bootle Diesel laundering plant raided as £20 million tax evasion plot is uncovered. I have been involved in cases like this where ...

Police Cautions ‘to be scrapped’ For New System

November 3rd, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The government plans to scrap the use of police cautions across England and Wales and to replace it with a new system which would not allow offenders to “walk away ...

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