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Computer network operations and ‘rule-with-law’ in Australia

Molnar, Adam, Parsons, Christopher and Zouave, Erik 2017, Computer network operations and ‘rule-with-law’ in Australia, Internet policy review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.14763/2017.1.453.

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Title Computer network operations and ‘rule-with-law’ in Australia
Author(s) Molnar, AdamORCID iD for Molnar, Adam orcid.org/0000-0003-3285-648X
Parsons, Christopher
Zouave, Erik
Journal name Internet policy review
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2017-03-14
ISSN 2197-6775
Keyword(s) Computer network operations
Intelligence
Policing
Rule of law
Surveillance
Summary Computer Network Operations (CNOs) refers to government intrusion and/or interference with networked information communication infrastructures for the purposes of law enforcement and security intelligence. The following article explores how CNOs are lawfully authorised in Australia, and considers the extent to which the current use of CNOs are subject to ‘counter-law’ developments. More specifically, the article finds that the scope and application of CNOs in Australia are subject to weak legislative controls, that while such operations might be ‘lawful’, they undermine rule of law and disturb core democratic freedoms.
Language eng
DOI 10.14763/2017.1.453
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
180119 Law and Society
Socio Economic Objective 810107 National Security
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091979

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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