About our Project
We aim to use scholarly research to provide citizens with research on government policies towards the creation, purchase and use of malware across borders. With accurate information, individuals can develop effective policies to govern the creation, purchase and use of malware.
We will research:
Does (the U.S., U.K., Brazil or Israel) purchase, create, and use malware across borders? Under what legal authority?
Who and what agencies participate in the decision-making process? Is the process transparent and accountable?
Do policymakers weigh the economic, human rights and trust implications of the use of malware?
What norms affect the deployment of malware for non-warfare purposes?
With these questions we can develop a typology of the norms related to government malware use, and carefully illuminate the unintended costs of cross-border use of malware. We will also make recommendations.