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Computer Misuse Act 1990

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5Significant links with domestic jurisdiction

(1)The following provisions of this section apply for the interpretation of section 4 above.

(2)In relation to an offence under section 1, either of the following is a significant link with domestic jurisdiction—

(a)that the accused was in the home country concerned at the time when he did the act which caused the computer to perform the function; or

(b)that any computer containing any program or data to which the accused secured or intended to secure unauthorised access by doing that act was in the home country concerned at that time.

(3)In relation to an offence under section 3, either of the following is a significant link with domestic jurisdiction—

(a)that the accused was in the home country concerned at the time when he did the act which caused the unauthorised modification; or

(b)that the unauthorised modification took place in the home country concerned.

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