The Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 was published on 19 January 2016. The main purpose of the Bill is to give effect to provisions of EU Directive 2013/40/EU on attacks against information systems.

The Bill creates new offences relating to:

The Bill also amends the Criminal Damage Act 1991, the Bail Act 1997 and the Criminal Justice Act 2011, and provides for related matters.

Bill, Explanatory Memo & Debates