Midway assessment - "Data Crimes: Regulating and Enforcing Cybersecurity through Criminal Law"
PhD candidate Luca Tosoni at the Department of Private Law will present his PhD project: "Data Crimes: Regulating and Enforcing Cybersecurity through Criminal Law".
PhD candidate Luca Tosoni
Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary University of London
Leader of the assessment
Professor John Asland, Departement of Private Law
Professor Lee A. Bygrave, Department of Private Law
Co-supervisors: Professor Inger Marie Sunde, Politihøgskolen, and Professor Tobias Mahler, Department of Private Law
For outline and draft text, contact Luca Tusoni.
Cybersecurity depends not only on technological factors but also on an adequate legal framework. This is why countries around the world are increasingly adopting laws that are intended to protect data and information systems. These laws are often modeled after international instruments adopted by international organizations, such as the Council of Europe, which often require States to ensure cybersecurity by recourse to criminal law.
This doctoral project scrutinizes and critically analyses the existing legal landscape, primarily at an international law, in order to: (i) assess what is the role for criminal law in cybersecurity; (ii) assess whether the relevant legal instruments take sensible account of technological developments; and (iii) identify options for regulatory reforms.
The project is part of SIGNAL, a research project on the legal aspects of internet security hosted at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL). SIGNAL examines changes in legal frameworks for internet security by focusing on established, new and proposed legal security requirements – at both international and national levels – directed at critical internet infrastructure and cloud Computing.