Internet Governance Glossary


4.27 Internet misuse

Improper use of the Internet and related information and communication technology (ICT) which may cause material loss or physical harm to people.


The borderline between Internet misuse and cybercrime is not fixed. Depending on the degree of material loss or physical harm to people the infringement – which is a violation of a law or right – or the violation of other regulations or codes of practice through Internet misuse may be judged as cybercrime.