Cybercrime in Ireland – Recent Legislative Developments


This article focuses on the Criminal Justice Act 2011 as a tool in the fight against cybercrime, a specific sub-species of white collar crime.  While cybercrime may not pose the same threat to national economic well-being as some of the criminal acts, the investigation and accordingly the prosecution of which the 2011 Act was intended to assist, with particular reference to the financial services sector, cybercrime is a material and ever increasing area of criminal activity.  Also, it is an area in which the Gardaí were previously severely hampered in their ability to investigate, with a knock-on effect on prosecutions.

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