Criminal law is catching up

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Criminal law is catching upCriminal law is scheduled to change in the coming months, with new crimes being included in the statute books such as revenge pornography and penalties for online trolling. This development is part of an ongoing review into internet-based crime, based on the realisation that the law urgently needs to catch up with technological developments.

Updates will include amends to existing offences and the inclusion of wholly new internet-based crimes, all of which will appear in the coming months after due consultation. These changes are just a small part of the fast-evolving legal landscape for cyber crime, and it’s positive to continue to see statutory and regulatory bodies responding to changing circumstances.

Read the full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35712772

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