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Computer misuse

Published Thursday, February 1, 1990

This POSTnote describes how computers can be ‘misused’, the damage that may or may not result, and the issues raised. POSTnote 9. POST. 1990.

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Misuse of computers ranging from the mischievous to the criminal, has excited Parliamentary interest in the last year, culminating in Michael Colvin's Computer Misuse Bill, due for second reading in the House of Commons on 9 February.

This POSTnote describes how computers can be ‘misused’, the damage that may or may not result, and the issues raised.

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Topics: Crime, Information technology

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