Developments in Cyber Crime
The use of social media to facilitate online harassment and cyber bullying has been in the news recently, in part due to the online abuse received by Members of Parliament, particularly female and ethnic minority MPs.
During this session, lecturer Robert Edwards will examine what cyber bullying is and how social media platform providers currently deal with cyber bullying and online harassment.
Whilst the general general legal principle is that what is illegal offline is also illegal online, this session will examine which criminal offences can be involved when dealing with cybercrime, including threats, communications which target specific individuals, breaches of Court Orders and grossly offensive, indecent or obscene communications
This session will be invaluable to criminal practitioners who wish to update their knowledge regarding the provisions of section 103 of Digital Economy Act 2017, which aims to ensure that social media platform providers have more self-regulation. This course will also be of interest to solicitors who deal with the civil aspects of cyber bullying.
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