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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
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
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2013 .
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2013.
This article is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2009.
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2003 issue of the OUT-LAW magazine. There is a chance that the law has changed, or the facts of this article have been superseded.
The Alliance for Electronic Business, sponsored by Pinsent Masons, produced these guidelines which give clear, commercial and practical guidance to SMEs in the UK on how to implement security policies and monitor the security of their systems.
If you have a report to make concerning illegal material on the internet you should contact the UK's Internet Watch Foundation, whether the material appears to originate in the UK or elsewhere.
If you have a report to make on the sale or use of illegal software, you should contact FAST or BSA.
Corporate data is being exposed to security risks by the ignorance of UK staff about employers' policies on the use of personal devices for work, according to new research. 22 Oct 2014
Online retailers and payment service providers (PSPs) in the EU could have to ensure that the processing of consumer transactions adheres to stiff new internet payment security guidelines from 1 August next year. 22 Oct 2014
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