No ban on hacking tools
Source: Computer Weekly - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks The Council of Europe has dropped proposals to outlaw the use of "hacking" tools by IT departments, following an intense lobbying campaign by businesses. The proposals were contained in the Council of Europe's Convention on Crime in Cyberspace, which aims to . . . The Council of Europe has dropped proposals to outlaw the use of "hacking" tools by IT departments, following an intense lobbying campaign by businesses. The proposals were contained in the Council of Europe's Convention on Crime in Cyberspace, which aims to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to collaborate internationally. The council provoked a storm of protest by including proposals in the treaty that would have made it illegal for anyone to disseminate software and techniques that could be used by hackers to illegally access systems.

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