Infocrime

Infocrime

Protecting Information Through Criminal Law

Eli Lederman

It has often been said that information is power. This is more true in the information age than ever. The book profiles the tools used by criminal law to protect confidential information. It deals with the essence of information, the varieties of confidential information, and the basic models for its protection within the context of the Internet and social networks.

Chapter 1: Concepts, terms, structure

Eli Lederman

Subjects: law - academic, criminal law and justice, information and media law

Abstract

The first chapter establishes the platform, introducing and analyzing the basic concepts and relationships. First and foremost, the chapter addresses the amorphous and flexible concept of information in its sociocultural meaning, which owing to its special characteristics and significance remains multiple, ambiguous, unstable and open. Also discussed are related concepts and terms such as sources of information, communicative messages and means of presentation. Other sections in this chapter deal briefly with the nature of the legal protection of information, the rights involved and the balances achieved. The chapter ends with a short description of the purpose, scope and structure of the book.