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The Law Reform Commission commences Public Consultation on Cyber Crime

November, 2014

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The Law Reform Commission has commenced a public consultation on an Issues Paper regarding Cyber Crime Affecting Personal Safety, Privacy and Reputation including Cyber Bullying. The Paper examines both the criminal law and civil remedies including “take-down” orders. The Paper asks for views on 5 main proposals: Whether the harassment offence in section 10 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 should be amended to incorporate a specific reference to cyber-harassment, including indirect cyber-harassment ; Whether there should… Read more…