Simon Smith, Cybersecurity Master and Expert Witness sees signs ACORN has failed

Simon Smith, Cybersecurity Master and Expert Witness sees signs ACORN has failed

 

In light of this article, it is already obvious to Cybersecurity experts that ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) is a complete failure – is this the sign?

This is just a sample. So many people have complained to ACORN but surprisingly nobody has ever told me they got a response.

 

When a Police Officer hears the word, “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Instagram”, “Internet”, “Mobile”, or even “Computer” in a harassment or stalking case in my extensive experience, despite it being reportable as a crime under the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) and other relevant Acts in each state.

It is not the Police member at the front counters’ fault – they are trained to say, “Sorry, go to ACORN”. The governance however is inexcusable, because not only does the victim have a right to make a statement for an alleged crime of stalking or harassment, they have and always did have a right to report an alleged computer crimes under the the Act and that has not changed for decades.

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