No matter which country you reside in, the Internet has become an integral part of modern day life. In recent months there have been many Internet-based news stories such as that of Edward Snowden and the PRISM leak, numerous hacking attacks on central government repositories and social networking site data leaks.
New legislation is created or encompassed within existing laws. Common law develops over time with new areas being considered. With the growth of technology and the Internet, many legal aspects have become apparent. The Internet can be used and exploited by both criminals and governments alike.
Because it spans and crosses countries’ borders, the Internet also causes many jurisdictional problems for law enforcement agencies and the judiciary. On the other hand, the growth of the Internet has spurred countries’ economic growth and integration into the global market place.
For this special issue, the editors call for papers which touch upon these very issues.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- International approaches to and comparisons of internet regulation
- Rights of citizens and the internet
- Privacy rights and the internet
- Government use and regulation of the internet
- Policy and regulation reform
- Law enforcement agencies and the internet
- Technologies and the internet
- Current or proposed legislation, case law
- Social networking and social media
- Cyber bullying
- Sexual behaviour and harassment on the internet
- Criminal and civil law
- Jurisprudence and the internet
Submission deadline: 20 December, 2013
Notification to authors: 13 January, 2013