By: Sonny Zulhuda
Cyber Crime is any crime that involves computer or computer system either as a target or as a medium. With this definition, one could should not be mistaken into thinking that cyber crime only takes place when a computer genius manages to interfere with a networked computer system, bypassing complicated security, encryption or any access-controlling mechanism.
Cyber crime includes those ‘conventional crimes’ in which the criminal has found a new way to launch their wrong-doing. by way of computer network or otherwise being facilitated by information technologies.
The legal role of addressing and curbing cyber crime can therefore be attributed to the conventional law of crime. In Malaysia, the main statute is the Penal Code.
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By: Sonny Zulhuda
This week I was speaking about the misuse and abuse of workplace technologies during a session of a two-day seminar/workshop on employment law in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop was attended by mostly legal executives from a range of local companies. The technologies meant here are those Internet-associated tools such as electronic mails, blogs, Internet messaging and online networking sites (e.g. facebook, myspace, hi5, and the likes).
The main concern on which this presentation is grounded was that organizations need to ensure a good return of investment (ROI) over the technologies they use at their workplace. This is because the ROI may be interrupted by range of risks of the use (and misuse/abuse) of the technologies such as wasted productivity, financial loss due to business discontinuity or system defect, and also legal liabilities.
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