Council on Foreign Relations Publishes Article by I&J


Published on
May 9, 2016

Legal Arms Race in Cyberspace

On May 9, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog Net Politics published an articlewritten by I&J’s founders, Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger. The post highlights the challenges that the cross-border Internet poses to contemporary means of legal cooperation. It follows the publication of their recent report produced for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Like climate change or financial regulation, jurisdiction on the Internet is a global challenge that will only become more complicated if left unattended.

As Internet penetration moves beyond three billion users in over 190 countries, a new legal arms race is developing in cyberspace that threatens the future of the global digital economy, human rights, cybersecurity, and the Internet infrastructure.

About the Council on Foreign Relations

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a nonpartisan membership organization, public policy think tank, and publisher based in the United States. Specializing in foreign policy and international affairs, the CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic leaders, and others in order to help them better understand the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Net Politics is a blog where experts from the CFR and beyond investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs.