Research Programme Law

The research programme engages in the related legal aspects and is covered by the Institute of Law of Technology at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. Specifically, this programme focuses on the excellent research on the legal regulation of cyber security, cybercrime and cyber defense at national and international level, from the perspective of both public and private law.

Institute of Law and Technology


The Institute of Law and Technology (ILT) is the academic institute of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University and the first academic centre in the Czech Republic that focuses on technology law. For over ten years, the ILT team has been involved in existing international cybercrime and cyber security research networks and international collaborative research activities in the field of cyberwar.

In the last few years, the team has been part of project consortia successfully implementing research projects in the EU 7th project framework, focusing primarily on various legal issues related to privacy and surveillance, as well as participating in research project consortia focusing, among other things, on collaboration of centres of excellence.

The ILT is also one of the three founding members of the European Law and ICT Academy, which coordinates many international research activities. Team members are individually involved in various international and bilateral projects

The research programme Law is lead by Radim Polčák.

Research areas

The research conducted in this programme includes the following three areas, which are closely interconnected and complementary to the other two research programmes.

Cyber security law

• Development of the cyber security incidents taxonomy.
The legal status of CSIRT/CERT teams.
• Rights and obligations of stakeholders in cyber ​​security.
• Legal issues related to the protection of critical information infrastructures.

Cybercrime law

• Procedural law related to electronic evidence.
• Typical forms of cybercrime.
• Mechanism of cooperation between public authorities in cybercrime investigations.
• International cooperation schemes.

Cyber defense law

• Information sovereignty of the state.
• Active countermeasures and use of force in public international law.
• Issue of attribution in cyberspace.
• Active operations as a military intelligence agenda.