The Tallinn Manual and International Cyber Security Law
The Tallinn Manual is a consensus academic work identifying the lex lata applicable to cyber warfare. It focuses on the jus ad bellum and on the jus in bello applicable to State conduct in and through cyberspace and, thus, constitutes a rather selective or sectorial approach to cyber security. Although cyber security is highly dependent upon a public-private cooperation and although it is predominantly challenged by cybercrime, the Tallinn Manual’s approach is justified by the fact that there is a genuinely military dimension of cyberspace. The Tallinn Manual is not an obstacle to a coherent approach to cyber security but rather an important first step in the development of international cyber security law as a distinct branch of international law.
KeywordsTallinn Manual Cyber Cyber security Cyber warfare International law Armed conflict Humanitarian law Fragmentation of international law
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