Computer Misuse and Cybercrime

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FE and HE institutions are subject to potential computer crime.  JISC legal aim to provide you with guidance on your responsibilities in this area relating to the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and include publications on such crimes as hacking, fraud and theft, copyright abuse, obscene content (including child pornography) and harassment.  Corrupting data, violating privacy and disrupting the work of others will, at the very least, affect individuals in an adverse manner and could seriously affect the running of an institution.  Useful links and FAQs are also available below to further assist you in this field.


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Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime. 

Music Bodies Challenge Private Copying Exception

UK music bodies challenge the Government's implementation of the Copyright and Rights in Performance (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014. 

Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

Online News Publishers Can be Held Responsible for Defamation
The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model.

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