Cyberlaw is a discipline which has been evolving for more than two decades. With the advent of new technologies and with new technological paradigms emerging, cyber law jurisprudence is constantly trying to adapt itself to newly emerging challenges thrown up by newly emerging technologies on the horizon. Based on the developments in the landscape that are arising, it is safe to point out some important cyber law trends that are likely to emerge and further consolidate themselves in the year 2019.
The year 2019 shall be a year that will belong to cybersecurity regulations. More and more countries will increasingly be inclined to not just implement their existing National Cybersecurity Laws but also to come up with more detailed cybersecurity regulatory and legal policy frameworks so as to regulate cybersecurity-related activities in the digital ecosystem.
The year 2019 should see more nations’ states coming up with dedicated cybersecurity laws to define the roles, duties, and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Specific cybersecurity guidelines for specific sectors are likely to evolve and emerge in the coming one year.
More countries are likely to reemphasize the state power by forcing service providers and corporates to share information concerning backdoors and the encryption technologies. The trend that Australia has set up by coming up with its National Anti-Encryption Law is likely to be further built upon by other subsequent legislations in other nations of the world.