International and Foreign Cyberspace Law Research Guide

This guide covers resources on various aspects of cyberspace law, including Internet governance, electronic commerce, privacy, cyber crime, cyber warfare, and cyber terrorism.

News & Current Awareness Tools

Consult the resources described below for the latest news and developments in international and foreign cyberspace law.

News Resources

  • Bloomberg Law: Privacy and Data Security Law News
    Updated every weekday, this electronic news source monitors the latest developments in privacy and data security law worldwide. The most recent articles are displayed in the main Latest Stories panel, with links to the most recent Practitioner Insights on the right. To filter content by date, by topic, and by other factors, click on the link labeled View and Filter All Stories at the upper right; if searching news articles by keyword, use the Select Sources menu to the right of the search button at the top of the page to limit searches by topic, by jurisdiction, or other criteria.
  • VitalLaw: Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Area
    The News Headlines box near the top of the homepage includes the following resources:
    • Cybersecurity Policy Report
      Monitors pending changes to legislation and regulations governing privacy and data security in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Updated every weekday.
    • Law Firm Perspectives for Privacy & Cybersecurity
      Publishes practitioner-written updates on the latest developments in privacy and data protection law in jurisdictions throughout the world. Use the menu on the left to browse by jurisdiction.
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) Press Releases
    Press releases issued by the CCIPS are good sources for tracking cyber crime indictments and convictions.

NGO Resources

  • Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
    In addition to news summaries, EPIC’s website provides access to the following current information tools:
    • EPIC Alert
      Monthly newsletter that includes brief updates on the latest developments in online privacy, more detailed articles on matters related to privacy, book reviews, and a list of upcoming conferences and events about privacy.
    • EPIC Commentaries
      This page aggregates articles and commentary published by scholars affiliated with EPIC.
  • Privacy International
    This NGO’s website includes the following current awareness tools:
    • Recent News
      Topical commentary on privacy matters in the news. Includes tags for “New & Analysis” (shorter posts), “Long Reads” (in-depth analysis), “Advocacy” (covering of PI’s work), “Press Releases,” and “Key Resources.”
    • Learn
      Visit this gateway page of the Privacy International website to access content by topic in a variety of formats ("explainers," short videos, interactive web pages, etc.). There is no menu at the top of the page, so you will need to keep scrolling down to view the different types of content. Categories include Featured Learning Topics, Impact Stories, Multimedia, and Resources.


  • CDT Blog
    This blog from the Center for Democracy and Technology blog covers topics from Internet governance to privacy. CDT also offers a free e-mail newsletter.
  • Deeplinks
    This blog from the Electronic Frontier Foundation focuses on online privacy and surveillance.
  • Just Security
    This blog covers all aspects of national security law, including cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, surveillance, and related topics. To browse for posts by topic, use the “Key Topics” menu at the top of the homepage; to search by keyword, click on the magnifying glass icon.