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Violation of cyberlaws and computer ethics: the consequences and potential legal actions

Abdul Jalil, Juriah and Mohamed, Duryana (2010) Violation of cyberlaws and computer ethics: the consequences and potential legal actions. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics, 20 (6 supB). p. 227. ISSN 1173-2571

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Good ethics and professionalism when using computer or Internet should be strictly observed and exercised. Failure to do so will result in violation of the laws and computer ethics. Consequently, not only the victim will suffer loss but also the country as a whole. It is known that, the borderless nature of the cyber world has encouraged many people to try and explore various types of cyber activities but this is not a passport for everyone to cross the border and ignored the laws and regulations. Although there are cyber laws to control and regulate these cyber activities, cases of cyber attacks and invasion to privacy and safety are still rampant. Thus, this paper seeks to study the available laws governing computer users, cases that involve violation of cyber laws and computer ethics, the effect of violation of those laws on the victim, and finally the potential legal actions available to the victim of cyber attacks according to the categories of the offences. References will be taken from various discussions on cyber and computer ethics as well as cases on cyber offences. In conclusion, the authors hope that this paper will be able to assist the victims to stand up for their rights by seeking the available remedies besides providing resources to lawyers and court officers in dealing with cases on cyber attacks, particularly in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1444/23680
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer ethics, cyber laws, professionalism, computer users, remedies
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 14:05
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 14:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23680

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