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Knowledge is power: limiting liability and losses

October 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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In some of this series of articles on cyber crime we have looked at the ways in which cyber crime, and in particular, identity theft, is committed. We have also explored some of the ways in which the unsuspecting victim may become liable themselves and the pitfalls of self-help investigations by victims.

Second Life ‚Äď the legal implications of a virtual world

September 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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Second Life is a ‚Äėvirtual online community‚Äô that was created in 2003 by Linden Labs, a technology company based in San Francisco. It is a virtual world that is growing at an astonishing rate, with the number of users having soared from approximately 700,000 last autumn to its current level of over 8,500,000 residents.

Cybersquatting - internet opportunism and the exploitation of goodwill

August 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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The internet has become an important medium through which businesses promote themselves, their products and services. As such, a domain name is not only an internet address forming an electronic link to a website; it is also an integral part of any business's branding strategy.

Third party liability - the sequel

June 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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In last month's article (IHL150, p59) we saw that the blanket of liability can cover employers, ISPs and companies with lax security systems. This article is intended to expand on this theme and explore additional parties who may be held liable, in particular those who become liable due to inaction despite knowledge of wrongdoing.

Third party liability for cyber crime

May 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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While it may seem obvious that the perpetrators of crime should be held responsible for their actions, the world of cyber crime opens up responsibility to other parties who may become liable through no fault of their own.

The risks of self-help remedies in cyber crime investigations

April 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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Information technology has solved many long-forgotten problems. It has also, however, thrown up its own issues, often on an unprecedented scale. One of those issues is cyber crime.

Identity Fraud - a growing menace

February 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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The cost to the UK economy of identity fraud is estimated at £3.5bn per annum. While most publicity is about the individuals who have fallen victim, corporations have also suffered substantial losses through the impact of ID fraud. This loss can result both from the damage caused to a business when its identity is stolen and the damage that can be caused when third-party information held by a business falls into the hands of an unscrupulous third party.

Hacking and netspionage: a case study

January 2007 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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Most businesses today are aware of the dangers of unauthorised access to their computer systems. Confidential information may be stolen and data damaged. Vetting employees and security software can help tackle the problem, but against a determined opponent such measures may be insufficient.

An introduction to cyber crime

November 2006 - Cyber Crime. Legal Developments by Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald .

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Cyber crime is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world today. It is a global threat and the consequences can be severe. According to the ‚ÄėGet Safe Online' survey published by the government this year, people in the UK are more afraid of internet crime than ‚Äėphysical' crimes - 21% of respondents felt most at risk from net crime, while only 16% felt most at risk from burglary.