Internet Governance Glossary

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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.

Note:

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.