Legal considerations for using open source intelligence in the context of cybercrime and cyberterrorism

LYLE, Alison (2017). Legal considerations for using open source intelligence in the context of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. In: AKHGAR, Babak, BAYERL, P. Saskia and SAMPSON, Fraser, (eds.) Open source intelligence investigation : from Strategy to Implementation. Advanced sciences and technologies for security ppplications . Cham, Springer International Publishing, 277-294.

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The aim of this chapter is to raise awareness of some of the legal issues around open source investigations of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. The issues raised relate to different stages of the investigation process and highlight instances within each where various types of legislation may affect the activities carried out, or the progress of a case. Rather than attempt to provide an in-depth legal analysis, the author uses UK and European law to illustrate difficulties that may be encountered or factors that may need to be considered in this particular type of investigation. General issues of data protection and human rights are outlined and addressed and more specific topics such as lawful actions, disclosure and digital evidence are explored. The chapter also considers the reasons behind the legal issues and suggests some ways that problems may be overcome.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN : 1613-5113
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
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Depositing User: Alison Lyle
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 15:19

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