Oxford Statement for protecting healthcare from Cyber Attacks

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An Oxford Statement was signed by a team of 120 International Lawyers, in a bid to protect firms serving in the healthcare sector from Cyber Attacks. Formally speaking, it was a formal pronouncement to combat cyber threats on the computer systems serving in the healthcare sector as the Corona Virus pandemic was spreading at an alarming rate.

 


The Oxford Statement states that we undersigned lawyers are against the cyber incidents targeting medical facilities across the world that are busy combating the spread and containment of COVID 19.

 

As the healthcare sector has gone digital in recent years, cyber crooks and some state-funded actors are conducting espionage and cyberattacks to disrupt the response of the sector in their respective countries- causing more harm and damage to the comfort and lives of the populace.

 

“Countries must come forward to help each other in protecting their digital infrastructure from cyber threats with due diligence. Also, all those countries which are reciprocating with unlawful countermeasures must be prosecuted”, said Prof. Akande from Oxford University.

 

Note– The law was signed by more than 33 legal experts from countries like Argentina, India, China, Germany, France, UK, and the United States. The Oxford Statement that was referred to UN Security Council on Monday this week was formalized by Professor Dapo Akande, the Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, law, and Armed Conflicts.