Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Cybercrime and Criminal Law in the Global Information Society

Sieber, Ulrich
Strafrechtliche Abteilung (Ulrich Sieber)
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg
The treatment of cybercrime in the substantive criminal law and the corresponding rules of criminal procedure are significant issues in today’s information society. The focus on cybercrime at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law has as its aim the detailed analysis of relevant offenses and legal norms. The future criminal law regulation of the global cyberspace will be redefined on the basis of this fundamental research. This new law must, above all, be better adapted to the intangible nature of data and information as well as to the global nature of cyberspace.

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