Home Office opens Computer Misuse Act consultation

07/02/2023 | UK Government

The Home Office has opened a public consultation into a review of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA). The call for information announced by the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, seeks views from stakeholders and the public on three legislative proposals:

  1. A power allowing law enforcement agencies to take control of domains and internet protocol (IP) addresses being used for criminal purposes.
  2. A power requiring the preservation of computer data to determine if it would be needed in an investigation.
  3. Whether a power should be created allowing against a person possessing data obtained by another person through a CMA offence.

The consultation closes on 6 April 2023.

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