Title: 'Global cybersecurity legislation?' - factors, perspective and implications

Authors: Emmanuel C. Ogu; Chiemela Ogu; Onyekwere U. Oluoha

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria ' Division of Corporate Sustainability Research and Development, EMINDA Konsults, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria ' Computer Science Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Abstract: As at the time of this research, no globally adopted and unified legislation for cybersecurity exists that is currently operational, despite rife global clamours for such a legislative framework. This research paper synthesizes and reviews some of the key imposing factors, putting in perspective the surrounding realities that impede the successful actualisation of such a framework, using the qualitative-exploratory research methodology. Also, presenting the implications of these factors and associated realities for cyber peacekeeping and the struggle for a utopian global information society, and then proposing recommendations pertaining the feasibility and operability of a global cybersecurity legal framework.

Keywords: cybersecurity; cybercrimes; cybersecurity legislation; cyber peacekeeping; cyber policy; cyber law; security policy; security legislation; legislative framework; trans-jurisdictional cyber laws; digital divide.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2020.105617

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2020 Vol.10 No.1, pp.80 - 93

Received: 27 Oct 2018
Accepted: 01 Apr 2019

Published online: 04 Mar 2020 *

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