Online Safety

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Solicitor Niamh Hodnett is to be be appointed as Ireland's inaugural online safety commissioner. The Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Act 2022, which was signed into law last month, will replace the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) with a new Coimisiún na Meán.

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Landmark legislation establishing a regulatory framework for online safety overseen by the new Coimisiún na Meán has been signed into law. The Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022 will allow for the appointment of an online safety commissioner empowered to make binding online sa

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Legislative amendments providing explicitly for the designation of an online safety commissioner for Ireland have been tabled by the government. Among the 62 government amendments to the Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill are three amendments giving effect to the government's commitment

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A total of 28 prosecutions have been brought by gardaí to date under new laws targeting the sharing of intimate images without consent. The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020, which the government calls "Coco's Law" after a young woman who took her own life in 20

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has set out concerns that a new law being prepared to build online safety and strengthen media regulation, has no detail on the role or functions of a proposed new Online Safety Commissioner. The Commission has also set out its analysis that the current

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A ban on the sharing of intimate images without consent, even if there is no specific intent to cause harm, has come into effect. Justice Minister Helen McEntee marked Safer Internet Day today by commencing the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020, which the government ca

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The taking or sharing of intimate images without consent, otherwise known as image-based sexual abuse, is set to become a criminal offence under a new law approved by the Oireachtas. The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill was amended last month to include the new offences i

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New legislation is required to ensure that the case of journalist Dara Quigley, who took her life after CCTV footage of her without clothing was shared online, is never repeated, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) appeared before the Oireachtas justice co

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