Internet ASBO? Could it work and how hard would it be to prove?

All over the news there has been discussions about the possibility of issuing internet ASBO’s (For those outside the UK it’s short for Anti-Social Behaviour Order.click ASBO for more). There is no doubt that the growing trend of rascism and trolling on Social Media is an issue. However, tackling it this way leaves questions like how could it be implemented, would it be successful or an futile effort as people can anonomyse thesmelves online quite easily. If such an item was to come into Law, clearly Digital Forensics would play a part, leaving a whole raft of additional questions Especially given the qoute taken directly from MP’s comments….

“If it can be proven in a detailed way that someone has made a considered and determined view to exploit various online networks to harm and perpetrate hate crimes against others then the accepted principles, rules and restrictions that are relevant to sex offences must surely apply.”

What are your thoughts, we would like to hear from you so feel free to reply here or via the tweet.

 

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