Why Are Cybercrime Laws Important?

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The internet has cyber laws that were put into place for the users to stay protected. This allows internet users access, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction. Cyber Laws are important because it incorporates all the activities concerning the internet. The article The Importance of Cyber Laws, one must Know Before Using Internet by Hector says that cyber laws are significant because they ensure that crimes are not encountered. Many people are not fully informed about these laws and how they affect us every time we decide to open up our internet browsers.
According to the article Increased Cyber Security Mandated by Comprehensive New Legislation by Gert Jan Schol, cyber threat has been increasing on all accounts. That is why we
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There is a government website named Cybercrime Laws of the United States that list all the laws. Some laws mentioned include laws that prohibit online identify theft, hacking, intrusion into computer systems, etc. Do these laws actually affect us? No, these laws only affect you unless you are a victim that has fallen into any of these situations. Although I do believe that it is important to know these laws in case anything can happen. Cybercrimes can occur to anyone, especially now that there are so many opportunities for hackers since our cybersecurity is not where it should be. In an article written by Stephanie Condon called What Can Government Do to Improve Cyber Security, she mentioned that in the year 2015 nearly 22 million Americans had their personal information stolen. The article stated that due to all the hacking that has occurred, the Obama administration insist that they are taking steps to respond to the hacking and to lessen the risk of it occurring in the future. Fact Sheet: Cybersecurity National Action Plan by the Office Press Security of the White House explains that the President is directing his administration to execute a Cybersecurity National Action Plan that will put in place long-term strategy that is said to enhance cybersecurity awareness. This plan is also said to protect privacy, maintain public safety as well as economic and national security ultimately empowering …show more content…
The first step is to get educated on ways to protect yourself against hacking, phishing, etc. Step two is to understand the common tactics hackers use and step three is to secure your computers and digital assets. You can follow these steps in order to make sure that you stay safe from the criminals lurking around the internet. I hope after reading this paper you will take some steps to try and make your computer at home the safest you can and that you will be extra careful with putting your personal information out

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