Information Technology Law

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Oxford University Press, 2017 - Computer crimes - 539 pages
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Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day.

Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Since the pioneering publication of the first edition over twenty years ago, this forward-thinking text has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering the key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field in a clear and engaging style. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT.

Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre hosts a catalogue of web links to key readings, updates to the law since publication, as well as linking to the author's own IT law blog.


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PART I Privacy Anonymity and Data Protection
PART II ComputerRelated Crime
PART III Intellectual Property Issues
PART IV ECommerce

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About the author (2017)

Ian Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, The Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS), Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton

Professor Ian J. Lloyd is Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS), Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton. He has published widely on various topics related to the use and misuse of information technology, and is general editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology published by Oxford University Press. He is also a Senior Specialist at the National Research University in Moscow.

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