Pecularities of the legal regulation of cybersecurity in national laws of Lithuania, Russia and the USA: Cybersecurity strategies

Darius Štitilis, Valdas Klišauskas

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Abstract

Purpose – To analyse the legal/regulatory framework of cybersecurity in the Republic of Lithuania, the Russian Federation and the United States of America to the extent it is related to cybersecurity strategies. Methodology – Several different methods were used to carry out the research: the authors used the method of comparison to research the legal framework of cybersecurity (cybersecurity strategies) of Lithuania, Russia and the United States of America (hereinafter – the USA). The method of empirical analysis of legal documents was used to determine the strategic legal regulation of cybersecurity in force in Lithuania, Russia and the USA. The research included the analysis of the legal regulatory acts – cybersecurity strategies – of the Republic of Lithuania, the Russian Federation and the USA. This method allows, after performing the analysis of the official documents, to accurately identify and describe the relevant relationship among the existing legal regulations. When using references to academic literature, the authors used the method of deduction, allowing to draw sufficiently reliable conclusions. For the analysis of concepts, the authors used the latest academic literature and dictionaries. Findings – The research has revealed that information technologies are dynamic. In our opinion, the governments of the Republic of Lithuania, the Russian Federation and the USA cannot stand still and must go forward to align their legislative and technical framework with the changing information technologies by ensuring their protection at international level.
Research limitations – Although the analysis of the legal regulation of cybersecurity can be done by analysing and comparing the legal acts of different levels, the research was carried out by comparing only the key, strategic legal acts – national programs of Lithuania, Russia and the USA. Practical implications – The results of the research can be applied to draw up new legislation or to make amendments to the existing legal acts with regard to cybersecurity. Originality/Value – The article presents a research which is new in Lithuania. The analysis of the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania, the Russian Federation and the USA regulating cybersecurity has not been conducted yet. The results of this research fill in this void. Research type – presentation of the research, presentation of the approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-100
JournalMatters of Russian and international law = Вопросы российского и международного права
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity strategies
  • Legal regulation

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