Research prongs of SIGNAL

The SIGNAL project is divided into four focus areas of legal research:

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The cybercrime-focused research of this project will look at legal requirements for combatting cybercrime and promoting ICT security.

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The encryption research prong analyses legal requirements concerned with encryption and decryption. This includes legal rules on the import and export of cryptographic products.

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The SIGNAL project will critically assess the role of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international law in establishing security frameworks for critical internet infrastructure and cloud computing.

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Attempts to introduce legal incentives to develop privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) and other methods of privacy “hardwiring” are particularly relevant for SIGNAL.