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Computer Misuse Act 1990

Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with officials at the National Cyber Security Centre on reforming the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the effectiveness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in tackling the threat posed by cyber crime.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister of State, Home Department

Home Office officials have been engaging in regular discussions with all relevant stakeholders regarding possible reform of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 which includes the National Cyber Security Centre. 10417

The Home Office keeps the Computer Misuse Act 1990 under regular review. It was last amended through provisions contained in the Serious Crime Act 2015. The Home Office is engaged in ongoing discussions with relevant partners in law enforcement, government and the private sector to ensure that the legislation continues to remain effective. 10418

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