This article is from Lexology.com. “Criminal liability of hackers and other online criminals has been part of UK law since the Computer Misuse Act 1990. At the global level, various jurisdictions have existing digital-crime related offences in one form or another. Notably, the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime signed in 2001, required countries acceding to it (which included the United States, Canada, Japan, South Africa, etc.) to criminalise various acts that are considered misuse of public networks and unauthorised intrusion into devices.” Click here to read the rest of the article.