New journal article | Restricting Access to Services or Information Systems in Light of Trade in Services Commitments

New journal article | Restricting Access to Services or Information Systems in Light of Trade in Services Commitments

Journal article / 7 Jan 2019

Zine Homburger published an article in the Temple International & Comparative Law Review, titled "Restricting Access to Services or Information Systems in Light of Trade in Services Commitments".

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

The paper is part of Issue 32.2 of the Temple International & Comparative Law Review which is comprised of essays whose origin is found in the May 2017 workshop we co-hosted at Temple University, "Influencing International Behavior in Cyberspace: Devising a Playbook of Consequences for Cyber Incidents". Please find an abstract of the paper below:

ABSTRACT: States increasingly consider restricting access to online services or information systems as part of their domestic policies, as well as with regard to international disputes or conflicts. Such access restriction is often critically approached through human rights concerns. This paper argues that, additionally, commitments in the realm of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are applicable to those measures. Hence, states need to consider their individual obligations with regard to trade in services when tailoring such measures.

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