Irish legal system has certain acts that are related with computer crimes i.e. Criminal Damage Act 1991 and Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud offences) Act 2001. The Criminal Damage Act defines criminal activity that anyone who possess anything with intention to damage property. The term “damage” could be in form of damage done to hardware and software by cyber criminals. The person found guilty under the act can get imprisonment of 12 months and fine of 1,000 Euro. This particular act is highly applicable to hacking since it is one of act that cyber criminal undertaken intentionally to damage the property.
CYBER SECURITY LAW
Cyber security is an increasingly important domain today. Countries across the world are concerned about breaches of cyber security which could prejudicially impact their sovereignty and their national security. Consequently, cyber security law as a discipline has emerged. This eBook will aim to look at what exactly is this emerging discipline of cyber security law. How the said discipline has been defined? What is the significance of cyber security and connected legal, policy and regulatory issues? How significant is this new discipline of cyber security law likely to be in the coming times? This eBook has been written in the simple layman language to analyze complicated technical issues connected with legalities concerning breaches of computer networks and computer systems.
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