Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne (Liberal Democrat) Peer and an MEP for South East England. Formally Emma Nicholson MP. She was a computer programmer and systems analyst from 1962-74.
From Risks Digest Hacking, Viruses, and UK Law
- In April '89, Emma Nicholson, MP, proposed a private member's bill to make various hacking activities illegal. This was generally thought to be poorly researched, and too hastily drafted. It was roundly attacked in the Guardian by, among others, Peter Sommer (aka Hugo Cornwall, author of "The Hacker's Handbook). The bill failed for lack of time. (A frequent fate of private members' bills.)
- 1989-04-13 - The Guardian - Wrong ways on hacking
- Author: Hugo Cornwall
- Summary: Attacked Emma Nicholson's private member's bill to make various hacking activities illegal, say it was poorly researched, and too hastily drafted.