uk: Tories call for big changes to cybercrime offences

Civil servants who lose public data could be prosecuted under proposals announced by the Conservative Party. It’s one of a number of measures touted, as the Tories call for major changes in how the UK deals with cybercrime and data protection.The Tories’ report – Tackling Cybercrime – calls for new offences for civil servants or government contractors who lose confidential data, a new police squad to go after cybercrims and a minister for cybercrime.More radically, the Tories are also calling for a “breach law” – forcing financial services companies to inform the Financial Services Authority if their systems are hacked or compromised in some way and confidential data is at risk.
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