The Forum Bar: it does exist — Bruno Min – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2018 in choice of forum, computer crime, extradition, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘n 5th February 2018 the Divisional Court gave judgment in Love v USA [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin), holding that the forum bar operated against the extradition of Lauri Love to the United States to face charges of making a series of cyber-attacks on the computer networks of private companies and US Government agencies. This is the first reported case in which the ‘forum bar’ has been applied to block an extradition.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2018

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British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2018 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news by sally

‘British hacker Lauri Love has won his legal battle after fearing he would be extradited to the US.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2018

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Government response on the Cyber Security consultation – Technology Law Update

Posted January 30th, 2018 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Government has now published a response to its consultation the Network and Information Security Directive (also known as the Cybersecurity Directive). We provided feedback to the consultation back in September on many of the points addressed in the response, and welcome some valuable improvements to the proposals.’

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Technology Law Update, 29th January 2018

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Hacker admits international cyber attacks – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 19th, 2018 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, sentencing, Uncategorized by tracey

‘A hacker who was responsible for thousands of cyber-attacks on firms around the world including Skype and Google has been jailed for two years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th January 2018

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Hacker sentenced for cyber-attacks on high-profile companies – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenage hacker who helped others to target high profile companies such as Virgin, O2, NatWest Bank and Netflix has been sentenced after facilitating cyber-attacks that crashed their websites.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

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Employer liable for disgruntled employee’s deliberate data breach – Technology Law Blog

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, data protection, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘WM Morrisons Supermarket plc have been held liable to 5,518 of their employees for a deliberate data breach by a rogue employee, Andrew Skelton.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th December 2017

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Data breach management: how not to do it – Technology Law Blog

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in computer crime, data protection, disclosure, news by sally

‘The theft of personal data by malicious employees or third parties does not have to be a disaster. With appropriate PR and legal advice, and proactive engagement and input from senior management, an organisation can minimise the negative consequences and may even be able to strengthen client relationships. The key is transparency – you to need to own the breach, and demonstrate a proactive, strong response.’

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Technology Law Blog, 23rd November 2017

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Jail for men who tried to defraud and blackmail solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2017 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who were part of an organised fraud network that conned solicitors and others out of over £300,000, as well as a man who tried to blackmail a law firm to pay over €10,000 for the return of data stolen from its systems, have been sent to prison.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2017

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British firm battling to stop ‘billion dollar brain’ being deported to China after computer code theft – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

‘Investment fund bosses are trying to stop the deportation of an analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of computer codes.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

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Sean Caffrey sentenced for stealing US military data – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A computer hacker who admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts from a US military communications system has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 14th Spetember 2017

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UK cybersecurity standards not implemented by more than a third of critical national infrastructure operators, according to new data – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 1st, 2017 in computer crime, computer programs, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘More than a third of organisations that operate critical national infrastructure in the UK (39%) have not implemented the UK government’s ’10 steps’ guidance on managing cyber risks, according to a provider of cybersecurity services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2017

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Cyber threats – a business critical consideration – Technology Law Update

Posted September 1st, 2017 in computer crime, computer programs, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘In addition to the widely-reported WannaCry virus, institutions across the globe were impacted in June 2017 by a second ransomware attack. Apparently introduced via an innocuous-looking tax software product, NotPetya spread rapidly through approximately 12 countries including the UK.’

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Technology Law Update, 31st August 2017

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Briton accused of cyber attacks extradited from Germany – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in banking, computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

‘A man accused of launching cyber attacks against two of the UK’s largest banks has been extradited from Germany, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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Clearing houses to be subject to formal cybersecurity reporting duties in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

‘Clearing houses in the UK will be subject to new formal cybersecurity incident reporting duties under changes likely to be implemented by 9 May next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2017

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‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance: initial impressions – Technology Law Update

Posted August 21st, 2017 in computer crime, computer programs, news, road traffic by sally

‘On 6 August 2017, in advance of proposed legislation, the UK government published 8 ‘Key Principles’ regarding the cyber security of connected and autonomous vehicles. This is the first of a series of 4 blogs regarding those principles.’

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Technology Law Update, 21st August 2017

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Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules – Technology Law Update

Posted August 17th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Amid the noise about the introduction of data privacy reforms under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, less attention has been paid to the Network and Information Systems Directive. The NIS Directive calls on EU member states to introduce cyber-security requirements for “Operators of Essential Services” (OESs), with a less stringent set of obligations for certain groups of “Digital Services Providers” (DSPs).’

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Technology Law Update, 16th August 2017

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UK government publishes cyber security guidance for driverless cars – OUT-LAW.COM

Posted August 8th, 2017 in bills, computer crime, data protection, news, road traffic by sally

‘The UK government has issued new guidelines aimed at improving cyber protection for smart and driverless vehicles, ahead of planned legislation for the emerging industry.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2017

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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com,, 31st July 2017

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White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2017

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