Cyber Law and Policy

This blog is full of posts about cyber-crimes; I thought it is a good idea to cover the reaction of governments and other relevant authorities.

The increase in our interaction with the web across the globe has caused more and more criminal activities to take place as hackers look for ways to exploit this growth of users. This has led to several new attempts to curb these attacks and provide solutions to online problems that arise. National laws continue to address cyber-crime issues, but further and greater cooperation between states is the best way to decrease and solve crimes that cross national borders.

Internet Governance is an umbrella term that groups state, private, and technical solutions that are provided for online crimes. An increasing number of Governments have started to take the trend of virtual life seriously and are beginning to consider such users as ‘online citizens’. In fact, in a changing and increasingly virtual world, governments are reconnecting with the citizens directly to their homes. With a growing portion of our time spent online the concept of the cyber-citizen is now established and recognized by business, government, and society.

However, we are still learning and figuring out how to recognize and identify this concept lawfully. For now we only have a broad idea about how online behaviour will be governed by a network of national laws and how the breach of the latter will be punished.