Second Reading Speeches

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Ransomware Action Plan) Bill 2022

Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Criminal Code Act 1995
to: amend the geographical jurisdiction provision for computer offences; introduce standalone offences for extortive conduct associated with ransomware and dealing with data obtained by unauthorised access or modification; introduce aggravated offences relating to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure assets and producing, supplying or obtaining data under arrangement for payment; and increase maximum penalties for certain other computer offences;
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
to ensure that existing information gathering powers and freezing orders in relation to financial institutions can also be exercised in relation to digital currency exchanges; and
Crime Act 1914
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
to ensure that law enforcement agencies can seize digital assets (including cryptocurrency) discovered during the execution of a warrant and suspected to be proceeds of crime.

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