Recent Developments of Cyber-Offences in Slovenia


  • Dr. Andreja Primec
  • Dr. Bojan Tičar



Digitalisation of the economy has exceeded its original boundaries and expanded to all areas of social life. In addition to all the benefits of digitalisation, it also creates risks of malicious use of the electronic information potential. Cyber security should play its part to prevent electronic information network and system intrusions, misuse of information, and to ensure smooth and secure information flow.

Research design of this paper is the set of three research methods used in collecting legal information about cyber security regulation and analysing findings. First approach is descriptive analysis of legal regulation. Second method is desktop analysis of recently adopted legal acts. Third research method is observational study. Synthesis is presented in the conclusions.

Legal regulation of cyber security refers to protecting the data and information systems against unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, alteration, or destruction. Cyber security is concerned with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data regardless of the form the data may take electronic, print or any other.

The Law of Minor Offences will apply to minor offences in the field of cyber security about “general” issues: liability of the perpetrator, imposition of sanctions, minor offence proceedings, etc., whereas the provisions of special legislation, more specifically, the provisions of the Cyber Security Law and the Electronic Communications Law, will apply to the identification of an act as a minor offence.

However, in accordance with the lex specialis derogat legi generali principle, the general provisions of the Law of Minor Offences will apply only if such issues are not regulated otherwise by the Cyber Security Law and the Electronic Communications Law.






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