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Disasters caused in cyberspace

Green, J. A. (2016) Disasters caused in cyberspace. In: Breau, S. C., and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.) Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Research Handbooks in International Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 406-427. ISBN 9781784717391

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Abstract/Summary

This chapter examines international law in relation to ‘cyber disasters’. That is, it considers disasters – broadly defined as ‘calamitous events’ – that are caused by, or through, cyberspace. It assesses the extent to which international law is (or may be) able to reduce the likelihood of cyber disasters occurring. It is argued that the current ‘militarised’ approach under international law has a number of major flaws. Instead, a significantly preferable means of trying to prevent cyber disaster is to focus on a different existing rule of international law that has been largely overlooked in the cyber context: the duty of due diligence.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:67189
Publisher:Edward Elgar

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