Daily Archives: 2006-02-10

Security research may become a crime in the UK

Clause 35 of the new Police and Justice Bill will amend the Computer Misuse Act to make it an offence to make or adapt any article –

(a) knowing that it is designed or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with an offence … ; or

(b) intending it to be used to commit, or to assist in the commission of, an offence …

This would be OK if the “or” at the end of (a) were replaced with “and”. As it stands, it looks like criminalising much of what we do here. Time to write to your MP?