Home Office Call for information: Unauthorised access to online accounts and personal data
The Home Office have released a Call for Information on ‘Unauthorised access to online accounts and personal data’ which runs until the 27th October.
techUK will be developing a response based on engagement with members which will be developed on the following schedule:
- Member input to techUK by 30th September
- First Draft circulated 8th October
- Final Comments 21st October
- Final Draft circulated to those who input 24th October
- Submission on Deadline
Please send any input to Fred Sugden, [email protected]
While the UK Government and industry have been taking steps to protect citizens online, computer misuse remains a significant threat to citizens. We must collaborate further across government and with industry to explore further ways in which we can make large-volume reductions in the level of unauthorised access to online accounts and personal data, which so often facilitates other offences and leads to harm.
To meet the scale of the task, the Home Office believes we need to consider new proposals to reduce this threat to citizens, and reduce the burden on them for cyber security, recognising that any new measures should complement existing obligations. The working title for these potential measures is the ‘Cyber Duty to Protect’.
To this end, we are seeking respondents’ views on the following areas:
- The risks associated with unauthorised access to UK citizens’ online accounts and personal data
- Actions that are currently taken to address the problem
- Actions that should be taken to address the problem and where responsibilities for taking that action should lie.
As well as inputting into the techUK response, companies can also input individual subnmissions by:
- Completing the Smart Survey which you can also access via the link on the main consultation page.
- Written submissions can also be submitted in Word or PDF format and emailed to [email protected].
- By Post: CDTP Call for Information, Cyber Policy Unit, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF