Computer Misuse Bill

Two things of interest happened in Parliament on the 5th April. The first was the Prime Minister’s announcement of the date of the 2005 general election; the second was the first reading of Derek Wyatt MP’s Computer Misuse Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill, a ten minute rule bill which seeks (as its name would suggest) to amend the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA). Whilst it would be fair to say that the former was perhaps the higher profile of the two, to many IT lawyers the latter is of equal importance and Shelley Hill examines the Bill’s proposals.

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