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Lord joins campaign urging UK government to reform ye olde Computer Misuse Act

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Maybe I'm a cynic......

Quote: " It aims to rewrite the CMA to remove the threat of criminal prosecution from threat intelligence researchers."

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.....but this sounds like (another) "get out of jail" card for the folks in Cheltenham.

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M'lud...I was a "threat intelligence researcher" employed by <redacted>. My civil service boss <name redacted> told me to <redacted> against a Belgian telecomms company <name redacted>. And since I was working at home on this project, the plod thought I was a cyber criminal. I can corroborate that what I say is true with this material from the Guardian newspaper:

- https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/21/british-spies-hacked-into-belgacom-on-ministers-orders-claims-report

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"Not Guilty"

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Immediate outrage in The Sun at the "waste of public money" which "this malicious prosecution represents".

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