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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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.

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

Master Social Media - New Checklist and Top Tips

As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

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