Company directors to be held liable for cyber crimes

A leading security expert at Eircom has warned that company directors could soon be held liable for the loss of sensitive information through security breaches.

2nd October, 2010

A leading security expert at Eircom has warned that company directors could soon be held liable for the loss of sensitive information through security breaches.

Paul Dwyer, security GRC principal at Eircom, said that once the Irish government transposed the international Convention on Cybercrime into law, directors could be prosecuted if it was found they failed to properly secure customer information that was then stolen from them.

Dwyer was speaking last week at the National...

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