Cyberterrorism and the Portuguese counter-terrorism act

Pedro Miguel Fernandes Freitas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Starting with an analysis of the international doctrine on the conceptualization of cyberterrorism, the aim of this article is to assess whether Law no. 52/2003 also foresees and punishes this form of terrorism. The countless meanings of cyberterrorism may be reconducted to cyberterrorism in a strict sense or cyberterrorism in a broad sense. The Portuguese law, although not taking a clear position on this distinction, foresees and punishes both modalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal developments on cybersecurity and related fields
EditorsFrancisco António Carneiro Pacheco de Andrade, Pedro Miguel Fernandes Freitas, Joana Rita de Sousa Covelo de Abreu
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783031418204
ISBN (Print)9783031418198, 9783031418228
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series
ISSN (Print)2352-1902
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1910


  • Cyberspace
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Internet
  • Terrorism


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