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 2: The spatial model

Eli Lederman

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


The second chapter is concerned with a collection of criminal provisions that make up the spatial model, in which the nexus is between the interest holder and some space that contains the source of information in question. The setting is a protected space, and the nexus of the interest holder with the space is the basis of the right to prevent others from accessing the information or its source without permission. The chapter analyzes legislative trends over the years and emphasizes the dynamics of the model, as it evolved from concrete, physical spaces to metaphoric ones, and from indirect to direct protection of information.

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