I&J contributed

Published on
June 7, 2016

Navigating Diverse International Frameworks

On June 6, 2016, I&J’s Director and Co-founder, Bertrand de La Chapelle, was invited to speak at a Cybercrime Symposium hosted by the US Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. The one-day symposium focused on cybercrime and electronic evidence gathering, issues closely related to I&J’s Data & Jurisdiction program.

Mr. de La Chapelle contributed to the first panel of the event, titled “Navigating Diverse International Frameworks for Protecting Expression.” Panelists discussed different legal frameworks for defining and protecting the freedom of expression online, as well as the transnational impacts of enforcing potentially divergent laws.

The reach of the Internet has enabled unprecedented levels of cross-border data flows. However, national jurisdictions also increasingly come into conflict in cross-border online spaces, as explained in the I&J Paper, Jurisdiction on the Internet: From Legal Arms Race to Transnational Cooperation.


Tom Dukes

Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues

U.S. State Department

Bertrand de La Chapelle


Internet & Jurisdiction

James Hedlund

Vice President, Reviews


Emma Llansó

Director, Free Expression Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

Mark McCarthy

Vice President, Public Policy

Software Information & Industry Association

About the Host Organizations

The Cybercrime Symposium was co-hosted by CCIPS and CSIS.

The Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the US Department of Justice, which prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to conducting research, providing strategic insights to policymakers, and developing policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.