Information Technology Offence in UK Law

  • Criminal Finances Act 2017 – Commercial Agreements May Need Review and Revision
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) has just come into force in the UK. The Act introduces a new corporate offence of failing to prevent the criminal facilitation of criminal tax evasion. Mo...
    ......The Act introduces a new corporate offence of failing to prevent the criminal facilitation f criminal tax evasion. More information on the Act, and this new offence, can be found in ......
  • Managing The Risks Of Social Media
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... that allows businesses to share information, both internally with employees and externally ... through the use of information technology obtained in the course of a person's job, without ... what could be considered an "offline" offence and turns it into an "online" offence by ......
  • The Fraud Act 2006
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... over recent years in the light of new technology. The Fraud Act, which came into force on 15 ... is a complete overhaul of the criminal offences available for prosecuting fraudsters. It provides ...Failing to disclose information, and. Abuse of position. To be found guilty of ......
  • Enforced subject access requests now a criminal offence in the UK
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In September 2014 we reported on the UK’s intention to stamp out a practice commonly known as “enforced subject access requests”. This concerned the previously dormant section 56 of the UK Data Pro...
    ......Bear in mind that once this information is processed, the organization will then be a data controller for ......
  • Scottish Authorities Settle First Corporate Criminal Offence Under the Bribery Act
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On 25 September 2015, prosecutors in Scotland announced the first application of the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. Due to self-reporting a...
    ......financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. We’ve been . included on The American .... Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations . and should not ......
  • High Court Responds To First Legal Challenge Of The Use Of Live Facial Recognition Technology
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... way, against a background in which Elizabeth Denhan, the Information Commissioner, expressed her deep concern about the rollout of live facial ... individuals wanted on suspicion of having committed an offence; those who are known protestors who had committed previous criminal ......
  • UK: Enforced Subject Access Requests Now Unlawful
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Employers in the UK who now carry out criminal record checks on job applicants, or existing employees, by forcing that person to make a request for information to the law enforcement authorities or...
    ......person to make a request for information to the law enforcement authorities or the court ...employer will be committing a criminal offence. . The right of an individual to access data held ..., investment banks, Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. We’ve been ......
  • Pharmacy Brief - June 2015
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... Data Protection. The Information Commissioner's Office is looking hard at the ... As soon as the MHRA can get the technology in place, all UK internet pharmacies will have to ... to ignore the statutory defence to one offence if they can simply charge or caution a pharmacist ......
  • Beware the Botnets: Cyber-Security is a Board Level Issue
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Today, you would be hard pressed to find an organisation that does not use IT systems and the internet to conduct its business. While technology offers great benefits, it also brings risk. As techn...
    ......While technology offers great benefits, it also brings risk. As ... would be defeated by embedding basic information security practices for your people, processes and ... to enlarge the scope of criminal offences, increase the level of sanctions and provide a ......
  • UK Implements Latest EU Ukraine Sanctions
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......The UK Regulations create three offences:. they prohibit UK persons from purchasing, ... provide Treasury with all relevant information; and Treasury has the power to ask any person ... or export of dual-use goods and technology, and (ii) the provision of technical assistance ......
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