17 J. High Tech. L. 1 (2016-2017)

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WAR   CRIMES AGAINST  PRIVACY  - THE JURISDICTION OF DATA AND
                      INTERNATIONAL   LAW






                         P. Sean Morris*



                            Abstract

                For Cassius is aweary of the world;
           Hated by one he loves; braved by his brother;
         Checque'd like a bondman; all his faults observed,
           Set in a note-book, learn'd and conn'd by rote,
                       To cast into my teeth.
          -  Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene iii.

       For years, activists have been concerned about assault on one
of the most fundamental and cherished freedom that individuals enjoy
- the right to privacy. However, in recent years, that right has been
gradually loosened due to the widespread use of the Internet. Indi-
viduals registering for 'free services such as email provided by In-
ternet communication companies agrees to a number of complex pri-
vacy and service agreements. This article sketches an assault on
data in broad terms and online privacy, and whether governments
should access, e.g., personal data, that are located in overseas serv-
ers outside the reach of domestic (territorial law) against the back-
drop of international law. The article further posits the state of inter-
national law and how legislations such as the Stored
Communications  Act (SCA) in the United States aid and abet war
crimes on privacy. Ofparticular interest is also financial data and


Copyright C 2016 Journal of High Technology Law and P. Sean Morris. All Rights
                     Reserved. ISSN 1536-7983.

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