Cyber Law: Safeguarding Digital Spaces in Uzbekistan

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  • Naeem Allah Rakha Tashkent State University of Law



Cyber law, Digital Spaces, Uzbekistan, Legal Framework, Cyber Threats, Data Protection


In the rapidly evolving digital landscape of Uzbekistan, the need for effective cyber law to safeguard digital spaces has become paramount. This article explores the legal framework governing cyberspace in Uzbekistan, focusing on areas such as data protection, cybercrime, privacy, and intellectual property rights. It assesses the current state of cyber law in the country and examines its adequacy in addressing the challenges posed by cyber threats and emerging technologies. The article also considers the role of international norms and standards in shaping Uzbekistan's approach to cyber law. It emphasizes the importance of collaboration between government entities, private sectors, and civil society in strengthening cyber resilience and fostering a secure digital environment. By analyzing the existing legal framework and proposing potential enhancements, this article seeks to contribute to the ongoing discourse on cyber law in Uzbekistan, aiming to promote a comprehensive and effective legal framework that ensures the protection of digital spaces in the country.


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How to Cite

Allah Rakha, N. (2023). Cyber Law: Safeguarding Digital Spaces in Uzbekistan. International Journal of Cyber Law, 1(5).