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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ISLAMABAD -- The amended draft of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) during the course of hearing of petition filed against blasphemous material on social media.
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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), through promulgation of Prevention Electronic Crime Act, 2016 in August 2016, had been designated as the investigation agency to prevent cyber crimes.
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On the direction of the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT and Telecom the technical committee comprising technical and legal experts and MNAs has started reviewing the proposed prevention of electronic crime bill 2015.
The office for combating electronic crime in cooperation with an internet provider located the 36-year-old based on his computer's IP address.
He further said that the Ministry of Information Technology had also finalized "Prevention and Electronic Crime Bill" which would soon be presented in the parliament for approval, the Dawn reported.
org and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world's only peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies www.
The pack, funded by Northumberland County Council, includes electronic crime prevention and security marking equipment - allowing residents to mark their property and help protect it from thieves.
These recommendations were meant to create a unitary legal framework at an international level for combating electronic crime.

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