Ransomware Attacks: Legal and Regulatory Implications

  • Keshav Kumar
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  • Keshav Kumar

    LL.M. student at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India

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The surge in ransomware attacks poses a complex cybersecurity challenge with global legal consequences. Ransomware, encrypting files and demanding payment for release, has evolved, necessitating a multifaceted legal response. International frameworks and treaties are vital for a collaborative global approach. National regulatory environments shape legal responses, impacting organizations and individuals. Examining victim rights, including decisions on ransom payment, is crucial. Privacy laws, like GDPR and HIPAA, play a significant role due to compromised sensitive data. The role of cyber insurance adds another layer of legal complexity, highlighting the need for a coordinated global legal framework.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1665 - 1672

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117229

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