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Confronting Cyberespionage Under International Law

1st Edition

By Oğuz Kaan Pehlivan


130 pages

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Hardback: 9781138476424
pub: 2018-10-01
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We have witnessed a digital revolution that affects the dynamics of existing traditional social, economic, political and legal systems. This revolution has transformed espionage and its features, such as its purpose and targets, methods and means, and actors and incidents, which paves the way for the emergence of the term cyberespionage. This book seeks to address domestic and international legal tools appropriate to adopt in cases of cyberespionage incidents. Cyberespionage operations of state or non-state actors are a kind of cyber attack, which violates certain principles of international law but also constitute wrongful acquisition and misappropriation of the data. Therefore, from the use of force to state responsibility, international law offers a wide array of solutions; likewise, domestic regulations through either specialized laws or general principles stipulate civil and criminal remedies against cyberespionage.

Confronting Cyberespionage Under International Law examines how espionage and its applications have transformed since World War II and how domestic and international legal mechanisms can provide effective legal solutions to this change, hindering the economic development and well-being of individuals, companies and states to the detriment of others. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, legal practitioners, legal advisors and students in the fields of international law, information technology law and intellectual property law.

Table of Contents


1. Cyberspace, Espionage and Cyberespionage

2. Legal Responses to Economic and Industrial Espionage

About the Author

Oguz Kaan Pehlivan, received his B.A. from Bilkent University, Department of Law. He pursued his studies as an exchange student in Katholieke Leuven University, Belgium in 2010–2011. While pursuing his LL.M studies at the unique francophone Galatasaray University in Turkey, he has worked as a lawyer and legal advisor focusing on international law and security in a think-tank environment. In 2014, he was granted a UK Government Chevening Scholarship to pursue his studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is focusing on information technology law, cyber security and applicable international law to cyberspace.

About the Series

Routledge Research in International Law

The series offers a space for new and emerging scholars of international law to publish original arguments, as well as presenting alternative perspectives from more established names in international legal research.  Works cover both the theory and practice of international law, presenting innovative analyses of the nature and state of international law itself as well as more specific studies within particular disciplines. The series will explore topics such as the changes to the international legal order, the processes of law-making and law-enforcement, as well as the range of actors in public international law. The books will take a variety of different methodological approaches to the subject including interdisciplinary, critical legal studies, feminist, and Third World approaches, as well as the sociology of international law. Looking at the past, present and future of international law the series reflects the current vitality and diversity of international legal scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Intellectual Property / General
LAW / International
LAW / Computer & Internet