Gauging the effectiveness of computer misuse act in dealing with cybercrimes

Montasari, Reza and Peltola, Pekka and Carpenter, Victoria (2016) Gauging the effectiveness of computer misuse act in dealing with cybercrimes. In: Cyber Security And Protection Of Digital Services (Cyber Security), 2016 International Conference On. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-0709-7

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Abstract

Computer and Internet technology has become a vital part of a daily life for many as it has brought many enhancements to the quality of many individuals' lives. Although advances in computer and Internet technology are utilised by many people for various respectable reasons, at the same time it has become a tool in the hands of cybercriminals for various nefarious reasons. Cybercrime has become a fast-growing type of crime where more and more criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to perpetrate various criminal activities that have no border. This paper examines the phenomenon of cyber crime and the difficulties and challenges that it presents due to the way that it is being regulated in England and Wales. A major focus will be placed on the area of hacking. To this end, the effectiveness of the Computer Misuse Act in dealing with cybercrimes both in the past and in the future will be examined.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet technology, computer misuse act, cybercrime, hacking, regulation of investigatory powers, IT law
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 10:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4550

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