Wednesday October 28, 2020

Justice minister publishes cyber-hacking bill

Beefed-up penalties for breaches of data security of 'paramount importance'

19th January, 2016
Offences will cary terms of ten years' imprisonment Pic: Getty

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has published the Criminal Justice (Offences relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016.

Minister Fitzgerald said: “This important legislation aims to define criminal offences in the area of attacks against information systems and to establish effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties for such offences.”

The offences being created in the Bill focus on unauthorised accessing of information systems; interference with information systems or with data on such systems;...

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