CYBER STALKING: REGULATING HARASSMENT ON THE NET?

Musa, Murshamshul Kamariah and Ismail @ Nawang, Nazli and Md Radzi, Mohd Shahril Nizam (2014) CYBER STALKING: REGULATING HARASSMENT ON THE NET? In: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAW & SOCIETY III (ICLAS III), 9-11 JUNE 2014, UNIVERSITY OF ISTANBUL, TURKEY. (In Press)

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Abstract

The personal computer and the Internet provide new meaning to the word ‘communication’ and ‘information’. Similar to other revolutionary technologies, the Internet, besides offering enormous potential for progression, has also been improperly used and abused. The borderless nature of Internet and its easy access to cyberspace has provided a low-cost but high-connectivity ways for criminals to reach victims. This resulted in a rise of crimes which make use of the Internet as a medium, such as fraudulent scams, child sexual exploitations, and a new concern cyber stalking. Cyber stalking has been labelled as the crime of the nineties due to its nature which utilises the latest technological telecommunications as a mean to perpetrate such act. Cyber stalking, similar to stalking involves threatening or harassing behaviours by one individual against another, with the exception that this particular act makes full use of the internet. Compared to offline stalking, cyber stalking has caused more intense stress and trauma on the victim. This paper is an introductory research and aims to identify the characteristics of cyber stalking, how it is committed and whether there exist any legislations in Malaysia that address this new breed of crime.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: cyber stalking, cybercrime, online harassment, stalking, Computer Crimes Act (Malaysia) 1997
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: MURSHAMSHUL KAMARIAH MUSA
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 03:17
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 03:17
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2923

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