Fighting Cybercrime : A Review of the Irish Experience

Friend, Catherine and Grieve, Lorraine Bowman and Kavanagh, Jennifer and Palace, Marek (2020) Fighting Cybercrime : A Review of the Irish Experience. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 14 (2). pp. 383-399. ISSN 0974-2891

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Criminal computer data legislation in Ireland dates to 1991, however its next iteration was not until 2017. Its implementation 1s still in its infancy and needs an effective, consistent constitutional framework to ensure accountability and action. Irish legislation is important for monitoring 30% of EU data but is limited in its belated modernisation. Therefore, it is important for personal, criminal, and national security defining cybercrime legislation to review current Irish legislation of technology related crimes. Statistics alone cannot interpret legislative efficacy, and theretore qualitative understanding the experiences of digital security practitioners whose professions are directed by relevant legislation could produce beneficial insights. This research analysed interviews with seventeen digital security experts about their professional experiences and opinions relating to cybercrime legislation. Primary emergent themes were identified as: Awareness and prioritisation, Jurisdiction and reporting limits, technological advances and the legislative sprawl of dealing with cybercrime today. This research contributes to Irish legal understandings of cybercrime regulation and technology use today and suggests how to address legislative developments in the future, based on the experiences of an expert security panel.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2020 International Journal of Cyber Criminology – ISSN: 0974–2891 July – December 2020. Vol. 14(2): 383–399. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4766528 Publisher & Editor-in-Chief – K. Jaishankar / Open Access (Authors / Readers No Pay Journal). This is a Diamond Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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