Cyberspace identity theft: Some legal issues under the Iranian law

Anita Abdul Rahim, Nazura Abdul Manap, Ramalinggam A. Rajamanickam, Hossein Taji

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Abstract

The advent of the Internet has introduced many new forms of crimes. It has also transformed old forms of crimes, which are now being committed in new ways. In effect, cyberspace not only offers new and highly sophisticated opportunities for criminal misconduct, but also creates the potential to commit traditional crimes in a modern way. It has opened the door to criminal behavior in ways that would never have been possible in the past. The identity thief uses information relating to the identity of another person’s such as name, address, telephone number, mother’s maiden name, social security number, social insurance number, health card number, bank account information, driver’s license number and date of birth. It is stealing someone’s identity information to commit theft, fraud or other crimes. This paper aims to identify the legal issues on the cyberspace theft of identity in Iran, and to identify and analyze the laws relating to theft in Iran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume11
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

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Keywords

  • Cyberspace
  • Identity theft
  • Iran
  • Theft

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Cyberspace identity theft : Some legal issues under the Iranian law. / Abdul Rahim, Anita; Abdul Manap, Nazura; A. Rajamanickam, Ramalinggam; Taji, Hossein.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, 01.09.2015, p. 228-235.

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