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Dedicated cybercrime legislation in Ireland: Worth the wait?

By Sean O'Reilly and Sarah Slevin

The proliferation of cyber-based attacks and cybercrime activities over the last few months has been undeniable. Phrases such as ‘Eternal Blue’ and ‘WannaCry’ may have meant little to the general public in the past, but attacks in May and June of this year have ensured that national and international awareness has reached an all-time high. With 20% of Irish businesses suffering ransomware attacks in 2016, the commencement of the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 (the “2017 Act”) on 12 June last could not be timelier.

Read Ronan Daly Jermyn’s full summary of the new legislation here

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