Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

The UK Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 creates a new offence of corporate manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and corporate homicide in Scotland. Companies, organisations and government bodies can be prosecuted if they are found to have caused death due to gross corporate health and safety failures. Appropriate systems, policies and processes need […]

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Under the UK Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 it is an offence to possess extreme pornographic images.   Unfortunately it is conceivable that IT professionals managing networks, abuse teams, and others charged with moderating online services could be exposed to this type of content. Organisations must therefore put in place appropriate procedures to deal with these illegal […]

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

The UK Coroners and Justice Act 2009 sets out offences for non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse displayed online. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 makes it illegal to own pornographic pictures depicting under-18s participating in sexual activities, or depictions of sexual activity in the presence of someone under 18. IT professionals need to be aware of […]

Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences & Enforcement) Act 2002

Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences & Enforcement) Act 2002

UK businesses using unlicensed copies of computer software risk having their equipment seized and could face closure under the Copyright, etc. & Trade Marks (Offences & Enforcement) Act 2002. The Act amends the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in respect of criminal offences, search warrants, powers of seizure and orders for forfeiture; and amends the Trade […]

Computer Misuse Act 1990

Computer Misuse Act 1990

The Computer Misuse Act 1990 makes provision for securing computer material against unauthorised access or modification. The Computer Misuse Act was created to criminalize unauthorized access to computer systems and to discourage the more serious criminals from using a computer to assist in the commission of a criminal offence or from impairing or hindering access to data […]

Civil Contingencies Act 2004

Civil Contingencies Act 2004

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 makes provision about civil contingencies by establishing data-sharing protocols and guidance amongst emergency services and utilities and transport companies, including fixed and mobile telephone service providers in the event of national emergency… The UK government aims to ensure that people are able to go about their business freely and with confidence. […]