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Planned new computer hacking laws need greater clarification, say UK lawmakers

The wording of draft UK laws that would introduce new criminal penalties for computer hacking and a stiffer punishment regime have been criticised as being too vague. 23 Oct 2014

US trade body calls for ‘harmonised’ cyber security regulations in financial sector

New proposals designed to boost oversight of cyber security measures by regulators in the US have been published by the country’s Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma). 23 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Cryptography

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2013 .

  • Security aspects of e-business

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2013.

  • Crime

    This article is based on UK law.  It was last updated in June 2009.

  • Identity theft and credit card fraud

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