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Cybercrime and Cyber Security (6 ECTS)

Lecturer: To be announced

When: Block 2

Brief course description: The increasing – and almost unstoppable – growth of internet as one of the most used telecommunication networks which transcends national borders will probably constitute one of law’s biggest challenges for the years to come. The use of computers and of Internet to engage in a huge diversity of criminal behavior – including, but not limited to, copyright infringement, child pornography, hate speech, hacking of information (personal or otherwise confidential), espionage or financial theft – is a real and serious threat to both individual rights as well as to State security. This course thus identifies and explores the range of different criminal exploitations of the Internet (also known as Netcrimes) as well as the solutions and/or possibilities offered by law (at the international, regional and national levels) to prevent Netcrimes and punish their perpetrators. The course will ultimately offer a critical and research-based reflection on the efficiency of law and on the reality of punishment in the context of a globalised virtual world.

Teaching method: Lectures, in-class discussions.

Assessment: Essay exam and/or paper assignment.

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

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