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Week 7 – Weekly Reflection

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By Leah Korganowski in the group COMP 607: Fall 2015 cohort November 8, 2015 - 2:48pm

This week was interesting to read about the different legislations across the world and how different countries have differences in how they approach this topic and the similarities between the two.

I think because of the unexpected popularity and mass growth of the internet in the 1990’s and the 2000’s, that many countries were not prepared for all of the ramifications of criminal activity on this newly accessible platform. Some countries, including Canada and even many other societies, have traditionally had long turnaround times with laws, and thus as crimes were being committed in the online sphere they were either not able to be penalized or where being interpreted under other legislation.

One country that I found covers a wide variety of cyber related offences is Germany, which I covered this week. German cyber laws have a wide base of topics it relates to, I think better equipping the courts with handling criminal offences. Some of these topics include laws about Hacking, data sabotage, data tampering, interception of data, disruption of telecommunications facilities, etc. (Heisse-Kursawe, 2011). All in all this week’s topic was very interesting and I think can apply to many of our other topics in this course in the weeks to come.



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