judgecorp writes: "Britain's cyber police are being re-organised, and they are worried about it. A national body, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), handles big electronic crime, and every local police force has its own e-crime practices (and a Freedom of Information request reveals these are very varied indeed). In the next nine months, the Police Central e-Crime Unit, run by London's Metropolitan Police will merge with SOCA's cyber-cops to form a National Cyber Crime Unit — but no one seems to know how it will be organised, where it will be based, or who will lead it. Cyber crime is still new, and the people inviolved in policing it are, in some cases the very same people who brought the first (failed) prosecutions that led to the creation of computer misuse legislation. Will the new body retain and use those skills?"
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