To Catch a Thief in the Cloud: A Paradigm for Law Enforcement

ABSTRACT

Control over most of the world’s data including national security, criminal investigations, medical secrets, intellectual property, and a host of other important rights and responsibilities is governed by a paradigm that is conducted in the Internet ‘cloud’. Based on empirical research and an analysis of international and national legal regimes, case decisions, and forensic case analysis, this paper explores the challenges of reaching into the cloud and the proactive measures that will be necessary to improve legal certainty in the global electronic marketplace. The paper then considers the international and national frameworks necessary for control over the predators in the cloud, and the nature and type of evidentiary and jurisdictional issues that may arise in courts of law and tribunals around the globe.


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Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity, Boston University, Boston, MA
USA

Virginia A. Greiman serves as Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity at Boston University and holds academic appointments at Harvard University Law School and the Kennedy School of Government. She served as a diplomatic official to the U.S. Department of State in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa and has held several high-level appointments with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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