Proposed new law set to crack down on cyber bullying and ‘revenge porn’

New laws to clamp down on cyber-bullying and ‘revenge porn’ are to be brought before the Dail in the 2017.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has been given Cabinet approval to draft a Non-Fatal offences bill.

The new bill would mean harassment would cover digital and online communications.

Stalking would also become a new offence under the bill as well as non-consensual distribution of images, more well known as ‘revenge porn’, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

Sanctions for potential offenders have not been released but are expected to fall under the Law Reform commission.

This could mean for more serious cases offenders could face up to seven years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

For less serious cases the punishment would be a fine not exceeding €5,000 and up to 12 months imprisonment.

Children who offend however are not likely to face such convictions but

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