Cyberlaw things to know

by John Bandler

  • Cyberlaw is built on a foundation of _________________________________
    • Traditional law
  • What traditional criminal law can be applied against most cybercrime?
    • Larceny and theft laws
  • If many cybercriminals commit cybercrime for profit, and many are very successful (and earn a lot of illicit profits), what other traditional criminal laws should we think about?
    • Money laundering
  • Virtual currency using the Internet has been around since about ____________________
    • 1996
  • Name two early virtual currencies and their approximate year of creation
    • Egold, 1996, Webmoney 1998
  • Bitcoin has been around since about when?
    • About 2008
  • Cryptocurrency is a type of virtual currency True False
    • True
  • “Value that substitutes for currency” has been around since about ___________
    • Early humans, thousands and thousands of years ago
  • Nation states operate in cyberspace in a variety of ways True False
    • True
  • Nation states use cyberspace to try to influence thought and action and they may use propaganda and disinformation. True  False
    • True
  • Lots of organizations and individuals use cyberspace to try to influence what we think and do: True False
    • True
  • How do we become resistant to propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories?
    • Just Google it and follow the top results like a sheep follows the shepherd.
    • Seek facts from reliable sources, be a critical consumer of information, analyze facts, apply reason and logic.
  • What is cyberlaw anyway?
    • "Cyberlaw" is built on a foundation of traditional law, and includes all of these areas: constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, contract law, negligence law, data law including areas of data disposal, data breach notification, cybersecurity, law, privacy law, and the law of warfare and international conflict.
  • What are four areas of data law (cybersecurity and privacy law) to consider?
    • Data disposal, data breach reporting, cybersecurity, privacy
  • True/False: Cyberlaw is like law, it will never affect us in real life.
    • False. Law affects all of us, everyday, whether we like it or not.


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Posted 12/12/2022 based on years of teaching. Updated 3/20/2023