Cyber-stalking should be a criminal offence, UK MPs say

Cyber-stalking should be made a criminal offence, says a group of MPs calling for an overhaul of the law. The charity Network for Surviving Stalking says the internet is “another weapon in the stalker’s armoury”. More than 80 MPs from all parties, backed by anti-stalking charities, are calling for a review of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. It is the legislation currently used to prosecute stalkers, but does not define stalking – or cyber-stalking – as a specific offence, and talks only of “harassment”…

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