This research guide focuses on laws that regulate information technology at the international level and in jurisdictions outside the United States. It also covers legal issues that arise in connection with the use of information technology across national boundaries. In addition to identifying resources that provide an introduction to this wide-ranging subject matter, the guide also covers five narrower, but interrelated topics:
Use the menu on the left to identify and access primary law and secondary sources for each of the narrower topics listed above.
Key Resources for International Cyberspace Research
- Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security -- Access primary law from 80 jurisdictions (including some English translations); country profiles and summaries of primary law; treatises and other secondary sources; news and current awareness tools.
- PLI Discovery Plus: Cybersecurity -- Select "Privacy and Cybersecurity" as the practice area from the menu in the center of the homepage to search for treatises, guidebooks, and CLE programming on information technology issues. The content focuses primarily on U.S. law, with limited coverage of other jurisdictions.
- International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Cyber Law Online -- Provides detailed summaries of national laws governing information technology, e-commerce, online privacy, and computer-related crime in 31 jurisdictions. Citations to primary law are included.