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 -- Primary law from 65 national and sub-national jurisdictions (including some English translations); summaries of primary law by subject; treatises and other secondary sources; news and current awareness tools.
- VitalLaw: Cybersecurity & Privacy -- Primary law from the U.S. and the EU; practice guides, treatises, and other secondary sources; news and current awareness tools.
- 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 38 jurisdictions. Citations to primary law are included.
- PLI Plus: Cybersecurity and Data Protection -- The Practicing Law Institute (PLI) publishes treatises, guidebooks, forms, checklists, and CLE programming on cybersecurity, data protection, and related information technology issues. The focus is primarily on U.S. law, with more limited coverage of the law in other jurisdictions.
If you need assistance with international cyberspace law research, visit the Research Help page of the Georgetown University Law Library's website. Or contact the Law Library's International and Foreign Law Department by phone (202-662-4195) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Georgetown Law Center students may schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian.