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Cybercrime

Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) UK and (b) international legal framework for the use of offensive cyber warfare capabilities is.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In a military context any such operations would be strictly governed under the well-established law of armed conflict and more broadly by domestic and international humanitarian law. Well-understood concepts such as proportionality of action apply to cyberspace as much as they do to actions in the air, land or maritime domains.

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