SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017 (IN HEBREW)
The growing field of cybersecurity law is undergoing dramatic and significant developments at both the national and global levels. Currently, almost half of the world’s population utilizes cyberspace, a phenomenon which has brought benefits in the fields of education, health, finance, commerce and social connection that were barely imaginable a few decades ago. Yet there are difficult legal challenges and vulnerabilities inherent in the widespread use of this new global resource.
The encounter between international law and domestic legal systems with issues arising through the current uses of cyberspace has deepened and broadened in recent years, including data breaches and other forms of cyber crime, cyber warfare, terrorist use of the internet, the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE), internet surveillance by governments and ensuing privacy concerns.
The course will introduce participants to the history of humans’ use of cyberspace and of cyberspace governance, review fundamental legal concepts such as state sovereignty and jurisdiction in the cyber context, and examine the legal and policy regimes currently being developed for the governance of a range cyber activities. We will focus on the global context of these regimes and cybersecurity concerns, as well as Israel’s cybersecurity law and policy within the global context, emphasizing primary legal sources that will serve as a basis for our discussions.