Criminal Law – The right to digital privacy

Our phones and our computers can tell a huge amount about our interests, including potentially our political leanings, our medical concerns through our internet browsing history and our contacts though stored emails, contacts lists and contacts on social media. This one hour lecture examines the cases of DDP V Quirke and asks the question as to whether they create new rights to Digital Privacy.

The lecture covers a number of topics, including:

  • Does DPP v Quirke create a new constitutional right? A right to digital privacy?
  • When and in what circumstances the Gardai can conduct a digital search on electronic items lawfully seized from suspects?
  • What is best practice for Gardai wishing to conduct a digital search on a phone or computer lawfully seized? 
  • Can a search warrant be authorised under section 10. of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act?

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To book this lecture please refer to: 2024 Legal CPD programme

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