Bribery Act 2010

Bribery Act 2010

The United Kingdom’s Bribery Act 2010 (text) creates a new offence under section 7 which can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person on their behalf. An organisation that can prove it has adequate procedures in place to prevent persons associated with it from bribing will have a […]

E-crime legal resources for boardroom business

Electronic crime (or e-crime, computer crime, netcrime, cybercrime etc.) has many definitions and disguises. But essentially these all concern criminal (or terrorist) offences planned or committed using computer systems and networks. Sometimes criminal activity is carried out against the systems and networks themselves. E-crime can threaten a nation’s security and financial health as well as […]

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

In the Queen’s Speech of May 2010, the government announced the introduction of legislation that would ‘restore freedoms and civil liberties through the abolition of identity cards and unnecessary laws’. Following this commitment, the Home Office introduced the Identity Documents Bill, which received Royal Assent in December 2010. Identity cards and the National Identity Register […]

S. 813 – Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011

S. 813 – Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011

Summary The proposed US Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011 is intended to promote awareness of cyber security. The Bill, once enacted, mandates that different government agencies provide information to Congress on what plans exist for prosecuting cyber criminals, reacting to significant private sector incidents, reporting cyber crime to shareholders, regulating critical infrastructure, protecting the […]

S. 372 – Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Standards Act

S. 372 – Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Standards Act

Summary The US Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Standards Act introduced in US Congress seeks to reduce the ability of terrorists, spies, criminals, and other malicious actors to compromise, disrupt, damage, and destroy computer networks, critical infrastructure, and key resources, and for other purposes. These will be achieved by promoting organisations in the private sector to develop […]

Sexual Offences Act 2003

Sexual Offences Act 2003

Reference: UK/2003/C/42 The Sexual Offences Act 2003 makes new provision about sexual offences, their prevention and the protection of children from harm from other sexual acts. The Act deals with the making and distribution of illegal images relating to children. Employers must ensure that appropriate policies, procedures and security measures are in force to prevent employees and others spreading […]

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (text) introduces a number of measures aimed at confiscating benefits gained from criminal conduct and for restraint orders to prohibit dealing with property. IT professionals will also be interested in the money laundering provisions set out in Part 7 of the Act. The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) (text) (1) establishes the […]