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Category: Cyber Espionage

PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS FROM ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE AND ITS CONFLICT WITH COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

By- Anshuman Mishra, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Espionage exists in various forms, the broadest classification being War-time espionage and Peace-time espionage. Economic Espionage falls under the gamut of the latter. In general terms, Economic Espionage is the unlawful or clandestine targeting or acquisition of sensitive financial, trade or economic policy information, proprietary economic information,…
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WHY THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN INTERVENTION MIGHT BE A GROSS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

By- Swagat Baruah, Gujarat National Law University Of all the parables which are now spiralling out of control and into a complex web of “cyber intervention”, the United States is found standing over troubled water. With the world’s most feared and revered intelligence agency, which has, in history, been responsible for several interventions and coups in foreign…
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A PRIMER ON STATE- SPONSORED CYBER ESPIONAGE AND THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL NORMS

By- Riddhi Joshi, Symbiosis Law School, Pune I. Introduction Of late, the terms “spy” and “espionage” have been frequently heard in discussions and debates. This could be due to the allegations that have been leveled against Kulbhushan Jadhav which have brought to light the ambiguous position accorded to spies in the international arena. However, modern…
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THE ALLEGED ‘RUSSIAN INTERVENTION’: A BRIEF LEGAL HISTORY OF FOREIGN ELECTORAL INTERVENTION

By- Swagat Baruah, Gujarat National Law University In continuation of the thoughts laid down and the points made in my previous blog “Understanding Cyber Intervention”, and in lieu of the ongoing Senate Intelligence Committee investigations into the alleged hacking of the 2016 US Presidential Elections and the recent developments regarding the same, what we must first understand…
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CYBER ATTACKS, ESPIONAGE AND INTRUSIONS: THE LAW GOVERNING THE NEW GLOBAL FRONTLINES

By- Hamid Naved, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab On 28th June, 2017 the Jawaharlal Nehru (in Mumbai) port was hit by a malware (known as “Petya”) cyber-attack. As a result of the damage caused by this attack, one of the terminals at the Port was rendered inoperative leading to a disruption in the arrival…
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CHINESE SNOOPING ON FOREIGN TRADE SECRETS: A LOOPHOLE IN INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK

By- Aryan Babele, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Nortel, once a bigwig Canadian telecom, filed for its bankruptcy in 2009 at the same time when a little known Chinese company Huawei was on the rise in the US market. Huawei’s industrial methods had the similar R&D setup which was stolen from the hacked emails of…
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UNDERSTANDING CYBER INTERVENTION

**Image taken from https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/white-house-blames-russia-for-reckless-notpetya-cyber-attack-5066351/. By- Swagat Baruah, Gujarat National Law University Throughout the history of wars, covert actions or broadly, all intelligence activities have been mostly territorial in nature. However, post the cyber revolution, there arise many unaddressed questions in the broad sphere of international law. Does the act of a state of penetrating from a computer in…
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