Cybersecurity breaches have affected consumers and the landscape of politics globally. Legal developments have been reactive and incomprehensive. The fatal flaws of international law make it an ill-suited solution to these concerns because international law binds state actors and does not give individuals rights. International human rights law, however, provides the best solution because it does provide harmed individuals with rights and mechanisms to seek recourse. Cybersecurity relates to several key areas of human rights law and, therefore, its regulation is well suited to the existing international human rights regulatory scheme. This Article explores the possibility of using international human rights law to protect victims of attacks and the possible gaps left by the existing regulatory regime’s territorial nature, as well as issues that may arise from attempting to use human rights law to regulate cybersecurity.



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