Regulating Cybersecurity - What Civil Liability in Case of Cyber-Attacks?

Expert Focus 8/2017, 511-517

7 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2017

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Evelyne Studer

University of Geneva - Faculty of Law

Jacques de Werra

Digital Law Center - University of Geneva

Date Written: August 19, 2017

Abstract

In spite of the growing risks posed by cyber-attacks, the legal fallout and, specifically, the civil liability resulting from such attacks is still unclear and raises complex legal issues namely because of the diversity of potentially applicable liability regimes (which include personal data and product liability regulations). It may thus be that legislative action on this issue will be warranted at some point in the future.

Keywords: Cybersecurity, cyber-attacks, civil liability, data protection, product liability

Suggested Citation

Studer, Evelyne and de Werra, Jacques, Regulating Cybersecurity - What Civil Liability in Case of Cyber-Attacks? (August 19, 2017). Expert Focus 8/2017, 511-517, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3022522

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