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Harmonizing substantive cybercrime law through European union directive 2013/40/EU – From European legislation to international model law?

Author: Haase, A.
Published in: IEEE Explore Digital Library - First International Conference on Anti-Cybercrime (ICACC), 2015, 1-6
Year: 2015
Type: Academic articles

This article highlights the challenges for the global community when harmonizing substantive cybercrime legislation. At the example of EU-Directive 2013/40/EU and the Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime the benefits of a model law over a binding international treaty are pointed out. Protecting critical infrastructures is recognized as most crucial and their vulnerability of digital attacks with trans-boundary effects is identified. Eventually the EU-Directive is proposed as a potential model law for international harmonization regarding core cybercrimes.

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