Center for Global Affairs
A legal framework is required for international cooperation in pursuing and prosecuting cybercrimes that transcend international borders. Because of its universal reach, countries cannot effectively deal with cybercrime unless all countries have adequate cybercrime laws. This course introduces students to different types of cybercrimes and considers key national and international laws aimed at combating cybercrime. It then considers the extent to which such human rights are protected online and any barriers to their protection. Special attention is paid to the examination of the relationship between cyberliberties and cybersecurity: looking in particular at existing Internet regulation, cybercrime laws, freedom of speech/freedom of expression, the right to information, freedom of the press, freedom of religion and belief, the right to political protest and peaceful assembly online, and the right to privacy, and the right to data protection and consumer protection.