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Cybercrime in Canadian Criminal Law, 2nd Edition
By: Sara M. Smyth, Ph.D.
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This treatise examines how to successfully deal with computer crime in Canada.

Cybercrime in Canadian Criminal Law, 2nd Edition is a treatise on computer crime for the Canadian marketplace. It provides concrete answers to the difficult question of how to successfully deal with computer crime in Canada. It sets out the existing regulatory framework and considers alternatives in depth. It also provides a complex, multi-tiered proposal for effective law enforcement, while considering the question of constitutional and other constraints on regulation, including cost. It also draws analogies to existing law enforcement powers in other areas, such as terrorism and money laundering, as well as related technologies, including telephone networks. Finally, it discusses how similar measures have been implemented in other jurisdictions throughout the world. New in this Edition The new edition has been updated to address the new ways that cyber-attackers are compromising individuals and organizations in today's multifaceted digital environment, including the following important concerns:
  • greater "attack surface areas";
  • the abundance and sophistication of attack methods; and
  • the growing complexity of vulnerabilities and solutions.
Particular attention is paid to cutting-edge techniques and attack vectors, including cloud computing, mobile apps, social media, online auction/marketplaces, malware/botnets, industrial espionage, state-affiliated actors, organized crime, as well as P2P and other file sharing networks and protocols, including Tor and the Dark Net. Other contemporary issues explored in this new Edition include hacking techniques, ransomware, identity theft/fraud incidents, digital forensics, data breach notification laws, mandatory child pornography reporting laws, international law enforcement cooperation and other related policies and industry trends. ...for anyone interested in cybercrimes and how Canadian legislation and courts are adapting to this fairly recent area of law, this book is an excellent place to begin." From the book review by Emily Landriault, Brian Dickson Law Library, University of Ottawa
About the Author
Dr. Sara M. Smyth is an Associate Professor at LaTrobe Law School in Melbourne, Australia where she teaches cyber-security law. In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University's Faculty of Law in Melbourne. In 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. She was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Director of the Canadian Program in Law at Bond University, Australia from 2012 through 2016. She received a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2008); an LL.M. from the University of Toronto (2005); and a J.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada (2001). Dr. Smyth also served as a law clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and practiced law in Vancouver. She has consulted extensively to Public Safety Canada and written a number of books including Cybercrime in Canadian Criminal Law (Second Edition, 2015). She has also presented widely at conferences in North America, Europe and Asia, including the U.S. Department of Defense Cybercrime Conference (2009 and 2010). From 2009 until 2012, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University where she taught cybercrime courses and was the Associate Director for the International Cybercrime Research Centre.