Telecommunications and cyber crime
Prosecutions for alleged crimes being committed online are becoming ever more prevalent particularly as commercial entities are resorting to private prosecutions as a means of policing their territory. Organisations such as the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) are heavily funded by media organisations in the UK and the USA and prosecution has become a key weapon in their armoury. Bodies such as the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and even Virgin Media have been heavily involved in seeking to enforce commercial rights through this medium.
The Specialist Fraud Division of the Crown Prosecution Service is also working with bodies representing the Intellectual Property industry. Police investigations into phone hacking, computer hacking and corrupt payments to public officials (Operation Weeting, Operation Tuleta and Operation Elveden) have brought into sharp focus how the use of media devices can lead to police investigation and ultimately prosecution.
At Brett Wilson Solicitors our criminal litigation and serious fraud department has been involved in some of the major investigations and prosecutions in the area of cyber crime.
Types of Cyber Crime Offences
- Breaches of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
- Breaches of Malicious Communications Act 1988
- Conspiracy to Defraud Breaches of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
How can our Cyber Crime Solicitors help?
If you have been arrested on suspicion of any telecommunication or cyber crimes then please contact us on 020 7183 8950 for a confidential discussion about your case. We are proud of our relationships with our clients and the quality of our work.