Tag Archives: attacks against information systems

Last September, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a directive on attacks against information systems and repealing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA. The Computer Misuse Act 1990 has been amended in 2008 in order to the UK to meet the framework decision’s requirements. However, the UK would have to amend this Act again. According to the Commission the framework decision “only approximates” member states legislation on “a limited number of offences” such as illegal access to information systems, illegal system interference, illegal data interference, and instigation, aiding and abetting and attempting to do so. Consequently, the Commission has proposed the present draft directive to “further approximate the substantive criminal law of Member States and the rules on procedure.”

...continue reading