Colin Nicholls KC

Colin Nicholls KC

Colin chaired the Commonwealth Expert Group on Cybercrime, whose report was adopted by Commonwealth Law Ministers in 2014. He is currently chairing the Commonwealth Expert Groups on Virtual Currencies and the Revision of the Model Law on Computer and Computer Related Crime. He is a patron of the Cybercrime Practitioners Association. In 1988 he successfully defended the first hacking case before the House of Lords which led to the passing of the Computer Misuse Act.

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The threat escalates

Identified as one of the four biggest threats to UK security, cyber attacks are not limited to corporate giants or election tampering. Chambers are equally at risk, as Colin Nicholls QC explains

Cyber security is acknowledged to be one of the greatest threats to business around the world, with a global cost estimated at $445bn, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Risks Report

24 January 2017
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