This policy brief is the last in a three-part series entitled Digital Dangers published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC). This part in the series was prepared by Legal Atlas, LLC on behalf of GITOC. The brief draws on three main sources for its analysis. The first is a database of wildlife-trade-related legislation being developed by Legal Atlas soon to be published in its legal intelligence platform. In addition, the authors also considered current developments, trends and challenges as discussed by members of the CITES Working Group on Wildlife Cybercrime, of which Legal Atlas is also a member. Finally, a broad range of articles were reviewed analyzing the jurisdictional challenges of cybercrime generally, as well as the specifics associated with online IWT.
Authors: James Wingard, JD, co-founder and legal director, Legal Atlas; Maria Pascual, MSc, co-founder and director, Legal Atlas.
Reviewers: Amanda Rude, JD, senior analyst, Legal Atlas; Simone Haysom, senior analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime; Tania McCrea-Steele, project lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).