International Institute of Space Law


The Outer Space and Cyber-Attacks: How India’s Proposed National Space Law Deals with Cyber-Security

Keywords outer space, cyber-attacks, security, Draft Bill, India
Authors Ishita Das
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Ishita Das
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
  • Abstract

      The Draft Space Activities Bill, 2017, India’s proposed national space law, can cover issues concerning the relationship between the cyberspace and outer space sectors. Lessons can be drawn from the European Union Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems and the United States Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act in this regard. This research paper aims to throw light on the proposed national space law and ascertain if it is adequate to deal with the challenges concerning this interface.
      While Section 1 of the research paper explores the background to India’s proposed national space law, Section 2 discusses the relevant laws or policies adopted by different countries to safeguard their space assets from cyber-attacks. Section 3 highlights the challenges and opportunities under the national space law as regards this interface, and finally, Section 4 provides the concluding remarks and suggestions.

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