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Volume: 3 Issue: 8
(August 2017)

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A study into the use of hacking techniques by law enforcement

A study commissioned by the European Parliament at the request of the LIBE Committee into the ‘Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement: Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of Practices,’ assessing the difficult balancing act being carried out by a number of EU Member States and non-EU countries utilising hacking techniques for law enforcement, was published on 6 April 2017. Giovanni Ziccardi, Professor of Legal Informatics at the University of Milan, who contributed to the study, assesses the findings of the study and the serious issues that are central to the debate about whether law enforcement should be utilising hacking techniques.

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