Codifying the Harm of Cybercrime: Injecting zemiology in the US’ Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and UK’s Computer Misuse Act (CMA)

This work is a brief reflection on the ‘ambiguous nature of harms in Cyberspace’. It seeks to evaluate how harm is coded in cyber-regulations paying particular attention to the political momentum around the UK’s Computer Misuse Act (CMA) and the US’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Its intention is to inject an element of zemiology into political discourse and advance a codification of cybercrime that can maximize cyber-prosecutorial effectiveness and enhance the rule of law through transparency and coherence.

Gillian Cafiero – “Codifying the Harm of Cybercrime”: Injecting zemiology in the US’ Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and UK’s Computer Misuse Act (CMA) from Tech and Law Center

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