Cybercrime and legal mechanisms to address it In light of the geopolitical shifts


  • أ.سميرة بيطام Academic Researcher in Criminal Law (DNA and Crime) Faculty of Law Ben Youssef Ben Khadda - University of Algiers 1- Author



Cybercrime, enactments, Informatics, Cyber Security


In recent years, countries have witnessed major and  influential geopolitical shifts, which began to change the orientation of the unipolar world system, which made countries prepare to protect themselves, their economy, and the rights of their citizens against the so-called cybercrime, which is considered a new war of method and results if it is compared to classical and biological warfare.

         Modern technological and technical transformations have resulted in developments in the use of communication means as well as digital platforms in order to facilitate the process of reaching the other, this access, which is sometimes illegal due to the security threats it causes, whether on the natural or legal person, is what made contemporary crime take its toll. A new shape and direction with a complex and multi-field nature mediated by the virtual space.

         This is what made the security institutions of all countries in a state of alert in the field of security digitization to protect information and safeguard rights, whether intellectual, financial or regional in the security aspect, which made the type of measures taken completely different from ordinary crime, whether (theft, murder or real terrorism) because the crime scene today It did not remain in its traditional form, which requires enclosing and preserving it in order to obtain evidence from it, but rather changed to a virtual crime scene that requires new mechanisms to detect this type of crime and develop alternative plans to address it.


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