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Essential Documents

Computer Crime Legislation

US Federal Criminal Code Related to Computer Intrusions, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Department of Justice

United Kingdom Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18), © Crown Copyright 1990

Cybercrime Legal Issues

Proposal for a (EU) Council Framework Decision on attacks against information systems (presented by the Commission), Brussels, 19.04.2002

Convention on Cyber-crime
see also
Draft Convention on Cyber-crime (Draft N 22 REV.) [Word doc, October 2000] and Earlier Draft Convention on Cyber-Crime (Draft No 19) by the European Committee on Crime Problems (April 2000)

A Proposal for an International Convention on Cyber Crime and Terrorism by the Center for International Security and Cooperation. This draft convention has a better chance than the European one to become a worldwide Cybercrime treaty as it is more general. (September 2000)

United Kingdom Electronic Communications Act 2000

Privacy Issues

Protecting Financial Privacy in the New MillenniumGramm–Leach –Bliley Privacy Act (GLBA), [1.4 MB] © Melissa Guenther 2002

In Brief: The Financial Privacy Requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Federal Trade Commission

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 15 USC, Subchapter I, Sec. 6801-6809, Disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Information

Information Operations Legal Issues

The International Legal Implications and Limitations of Information Warfare: What Are Our Options? by LTC Bryan W. Ellis Strategy Research Project, April 2001

Information Warfare and International Law
by Lawrence T. Greenberg, Seymour E. Goodman and Kevin J. Soo Hoo [National Defense University Press]

An Assessment of International Legal Issues in Information Operations [word file] by the US Department of Defense (May 1999)

The International Legal Implications of Information Warfare by by Richard W. Aldrich, INSS Occasional Paper 9,
Information Warfare Series, April 1996, USAF Institute for National Security Studies US Air Force Academy, Colorado, pdf version


'Is ICANN's New Generation of Internet Domain Name Selection Process Thwarting Competition?' US House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecomuincations' hearing on Thursday, February 8, 2001

Cyber Crime . . . and Punishment? Archaic Laws Threaten Global Information (revised edition) a report which looks at the efficiency of Canadian Cybercrime Laws (courtesy of McConnell International)


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