| Commentary

247 Computer misuse generally

| Commentary


247 Computer misuse generally

The Computer Misuse Act 1990 creates the following criminal offences in relation to computers1:

  1. 247.1

        unauthorised access to computer material;

  2. 247.2

        unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate commission of further offences;

  3. 247.3

        unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness to impairing, operation of computer;

  4. 247.4

        making, supplying or obtaining articles (including any program or data held in electronic form) for use in offences at Paragraphs 247.1 and 247.3.

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