Of Nodes and Power Laws: A Network Theory Approach to Internet Jurisdiction Through Data Privacy

52 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2006

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Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Northeastern University - School of Law; Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy; Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Abstract

This article uses network theory, a branch of complexity theory, to examine questions of internet jurisdiction in context of intentional torts and intellectual property harms -- the types of internet harms traditional personal jurisdiction frameworks have difficulty addressing. It then proposes a trusted systems approach to these jurisdictional determinations.

Keywords: internet, jurisdiction, privacy, data, tort, intellectual

JEL Classification: K14, O34, K30

Suggested Citation

Matwyshyn, Andrea M., Of Nodes and Power Laws: A Network Theory Approach to Internet Jurisdiction Through Data Privacy. Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 98, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904074

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