Duties of Care and Diligence Against Cybercrime

Tilburg Private Law Working Paper Series No. 7/2017 (published as Tjong Tjin Tai, T. F. E., Koops, E. J., Op Heij, D. J. B., E Silva, K. K. & Skorvánek, I. 2015 Tilburg University)

Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 12

210 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2017 Last revised: 28 Sep 2017

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Eric Tjong Tjin Tai

Tilburg Law School

Bert-Jaap Koops

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Daniëlle Op Heij

Tilburg University

Karine Silva

Tilburg University

Ivan Škorvánek

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Date Written: April 25, 2017

Abstract

This report researches civil law remedies to combat cybercrime. Using the instrument of duties of care and diligence (spanning tort law and contract law), several actors might be motivated to take additional care in acting in ways that diminish possibilities for cybercrime. The study is based on Dutch law, US law, Czech law, and Brazilian law. The report focuses on software vendors, businesses, and Internet Service Providers.

Keywords: duty of care, diligence, cybercrime, malware, software liability, intermediary liability

Suggested Citation

Tjong Tjin Tai, Eric and Koops, Bert-Jaap and Op Heij, Daniëlle and Silva, Karine and Škorvánek, Ivan, Duties of Care and Diligence Against Cybercrime (April 25, 2017). Tilburg Private Law Working Paper Series No. 7/2017 (published as Tjong Tjin Tai, T. F. E., Koops, E. J., Op Heij, D. J. B., E Silva, K. K. & Skorvánek, I. 2015 Tilburg University); Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958148 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2958148

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Contact Author)

Tilburg Law School ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Bert-Jaap Koops

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Daniëlle Op Heij

Tilburg University

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC 5000 LE
Netherlands

Karine Silva

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC 5000 LE
Netherlands

Ivan Škorvánek

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

Tilburg
Netherlands

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