electronic crime

electronic crime

a convenient name to describe some new crimes made possible by the wider availability of computers and the opportunities provided by the Internet as well as some new ways of committing old crimes. The most notable new crime is HACKING which required to be developed because interference with computers did not always cause damage in the traditional legal sense. A ‘mixed’ offence would be GROOMING which can be done by a traditional letter but is more easily done in a chat room. In the same way IDENTITY THEFT can be done without a computer but is made easier by the use of computers. Many prosecutions relate to pornography but that is another example of an ordinary crime of having a traditional photograph which has been required to be adapted to the digital age. Thus the law resorted to the concept of a psuedo-photograph and decided that the act of voluntarily downloading an indecent image from the Internet onto a screen was an act of making a photograph. By downloading the image, the operator was creating or causing the image to exist on the computer screen. The image might remain on the screen for a second or for a much longer period. Whether its creation amounted to an act of making could not be determined by the length of time that the image remained on the screen. Special defences have thus been necessary to protect those who help to run the Internet but who can have no knowledge of what is passing through it. See HOSTING, CACHING.
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Summary: Lebanon will move to bolster legal measures to deal with electronic crime, officials and experts vowed as they spoke at a conference held at the Beirut Bar Association Monday.
The National Institute of Justice has released the second edition of its Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders.
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The video and accompanying manual educate investigators on electronic crime scenes and how to preserve digital evidence.
With the emergence of electronic crime, the demand for legislation on the subject increased.
Summary: Dubai Police recorded 1,256 electronic crime cases, blocked 12,000 links on social media last year
The federal government implemented the 'Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill 2016' as the law being continuously violated on social media.
A press release issued by FIA says that as part of awareness campaign three workshops on Cyber and Electronic Crime Investigation and Prosecution Challenges were organized by NR3C-FIA on 5th March, 2014, 4th April 2014 and 16th April 2014 at Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad.
Sabkar cautioned that electronic crime's spreading may lead to all-out snags which threatens the entire community, its economy, sovereignty and national unity.
The Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) presents procedures for handling an electronic crime scene.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Mr Jillani under Sections 500 (defamation), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Sections 10-A (cyber terrorism), 11 (hate speech) and 20 (offences against dignity of a natural person) of the Pakistan Electronic Crime Act (Peca), 2016.
In 2016, the then parliament passed the controversial the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 amid concerns raised by human rights activists and civil society that the vague language contained the piece of legislation would lead to curtailment of free speech and unfair prosecutions.

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