ERA Forum

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 331–347 | Cite as

Cybercrime jurisdiction: past, present and future

  • Cristos VelascoEmail author


This article describes activities and policies which have been put into place to date in order to deal with aspects related to cross-border access to computer data and cybercrime jurisdiction. It includes an analysis of the European instruments that address the issue of cybercrime jurisdiction; a perspective on the role of Internet Service Providers in facilitating cooperation to law enforcement for the adjudication of jurisdiction to prosecute cases in national courts. The article addresses some of the current international discussions and possible future scenarios and ends with a personal view and assessment of alternative approaches for asserting jurisdiction for the prosecution of internet-related crime.


Cybercrime Jurisdiction Cross-Border Access International Cooperation Extraterritoriality Mutual Legal Assistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ciberdelincuencia.orgMannheimGermany

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