Adequacy of Criminal Law and Procedure (Cyber): A 'Legal Foundations' Study: Report 7 of 12: Report to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection [open pdf - 299KB]
This paper studies the adequacy of current criminal law to provide adequate protection for the nation's critical infrastructures from cyber attack. It also addresses the adequacy of criminal law to deter or punish cyber attacks on infrastructures and if so, whether applicable laws should be amended, revised, or supplemented to fill the gap. This paper addresses the following research questions: Do existing laws governing criminal procedure unduly hinder investigations of infrastructure threatening behavior? To the extent that they may unduly hinder such investigations, how should they be reconsidered or modified?
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