Reforming the Computer Misuse Act - CyberUp's Reform Report
This month, I had the opportunity to contribute to CyberUp's report on reforming the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
The Computer Misuse Act went on the statute book in 1990 when 0.5% of the UK’s population used the internet regularly. There are now real concerns among the cyber community that this law is impeding their ability to protect the nation from the evolving range of cyber threats.
Now is a fantastic opportunity for us to reform this former world-leading piece of legislation so it is fit for the modern cyber times we live in. If ever there was going to be a time to prioritise the rapid modernisation of our cyber legislation, it is now, when our reliance on safe, reliable and resilient digital technologies has been brought into stark relief by the coronavirus pandemic.