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Extraterritorial jurisdiction on the internet

KeyboardThe Internet had brought us many good things. However, as it got integrated in everyday society criminals also found their way there. Internet is now both a target for and means of committing criminal offenses. In many cases its is not possible to pinpoint where the relevant behaviour, effects or proof-that-is-data is located. Even when this is possible the case it is often ‘abroad’ since Cybercrime hardly needs a connection to to a physical location. This results in being unclear which state exactly has jurisdiction over perpetrators, and how a state that has determined jurisdiction should be enabled to deploy effective enforcement measures. This project will research into possibilities of a legal basis for unilateral enforcement measures starting from coomon (global) values that all states do or should have.

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