Book to Explore the Relationship Between IT and Law in Ireland

Posted: 22 Sep 2017

Book to Explore the Relationship Between IT and Law in Ireland

A unique book is set to become available at the end of this month, September 2017, regarding the relationship between digital technology and the law in Ireland.

This book is entitled, ‘Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland’ by Dr Maria Helen Murphy and Dr Rónán Kennedy.

About the Authors

Dr Maria Helen Murphy is a law lecturer who teaches at the School of Law at NUI Maynooth; here, she teaches Privacy Law and Information Technology to students at a postgraduate level, in addition to leading lectures into Media Law and Civil Liberties for the undergraduate students. Her previous experience includes lecturer roles in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Furthermore, Dr Murphy conducts research on a number areas of the law that have a direct correlation with Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including privacy law, information technology law, human rights and surveillance. Her educational background includes a PhD at the University College Cork, as well as graduating with a magna cum laude LLM from Temple University in Philadelphia and achieving a First-Class Honours BCL degree from UCC.

Dr Rónán Kennedy is a lecturer at the School of Law at NUI Galway. In his accomplished education, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis, in addition to an LLB degree from the National University of Ireland, LLM degree from New York University, a PhD from the University College London and a degree of Barrister-at-Law in the King’s Inns’. Kennedy has previously worked as a Programmer, System Analyst and Network Administrator from 1993 to 2000, as well as being the Executive Legal Office for the Chief Justice of Ireland from 2000 to 2004.

About the Book

Within this book, the authors explore how legal rules have shaped the development of information and communications technology and vice versa. However, it is apparent that legislature can be slow to react to the rapid development of new technologies and the legal implications they raise. This book highlights that there is an age-old legal framework which is predominantly based upon assumptions concerning modalities of possession and communication that do not necessarily apply to the digital content in question, and as a result, the law regarding ICT has many grey areas. The findings of this book place a great demand on the global development of information technology law, which would prove particularly useful for the Irish companies within this sector.

Those who read the book can expect it to be divided into thematic parts concerning the background of ICT and the law; the governance issues; the private law concerns within the sector (for example, intellectual property and data protection); public law, which includes cybersecurity, as well as how information communications technologies works within legal practice. In addition to all this useful contextual information, the book highlights current areas in need of development which includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the crypto-currencies and the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) and future predictions.

What makes this awaited book so valuable for IT professionals in Ireland is its clear and concise approach to the complex legal material; thus, making it an invaluable source for not only those within cyber security but also those within managerial and superior roles in IT. Projects can be particularly complex processes, depending on its demands. Understanding the law in all areas that may be applicable to the project is vital to ensure any legal repercussions are avoided later down the line. The book is set to retail for €60.

If you’re looking to progress into a Project Manager jobs in Ireland, we would highly recommend you stay up-to-date with IT law and the requirements to ensure your knowledge can be applied to all of your future projects. In addition, get in touch with us, so we help you find the best possible opportunities in Ireland.

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