A Review of International Legal Framework to Combat Cybercrime

International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, ISSN No. 0976-5697, Volume 8, No. 5, May-June 2017

3 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2017 Last revised: 30 Aug 2017

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Sandeep Mittal

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science; Member, Indian Police Service

Prof. Priyanka Sharma

Raksha Shakti University

Date Written: June 20, 2017

Abstract

Cyberspace is under perceived and real threat from various state and non-state actors. This scenario is further complicated by distinct characteristic of cyberspace, manifested in its anonymity in space and time, geographical indeterminacy and non-attribution of acts to a tangible source. The transnational dimension of cybercrime brings forth the issue of sovereignty, jurisdiction, trans-national investigation and extra territorial evidence necessitates international cooperation. This requires and international convention on cybercrime which is missing till date. Council of Europe Convention of Cybercrime is the lone instrument available. Though it is a regional instrument, non-members state like US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan etc. have also signed and ratified and remains the most important and acceptable international instruments in global fight to combat cybercrime. In this paper, authors have argued that Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime should be the baseline for framing an International Convention on Cybercrime.

Keywords: Cybercrime, International Convention on Cybercrime, Cyber Law, Cyber Criminology, International Cooperation on Cybercrime, Internet Governance, Transnational Crimes

Suggested Citation

Mittal, Sandeep and Sharma, Priyanka, A Review of International Legal Framework to Combat Cybercrime (June 20, 2017). International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, ISSN No. 0976-5697, Volume 8, No. 5, May-June 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2978744 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2978744

Sandeep Mittal (Contact Author)

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science ( email )

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Priyanka Sharma

Raksha Shakti University ( email )

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380016
India

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