Problems of legislative regulation of investigation activity on the Internet in countering extremismAbstract
In the current article, the author explores the legal basis for investigation activities on Internet, paying particular attention to the provisions set forth in the Federal Laws “On Communications,” “On Information, Information Technologies and the Information Security”, “On the Investigative Search activities” in the context of countering extremism. The article analyzes the technical and legal features of online investigation measures.
The author analyzes the legislation on the investigation measures on the Internet aiming at counteracting extremist. The difference of the operational-search measures "obtaining computer information" from other operational-search measures on the Internet is justified.
The research used formal-logical, logical-legal and comparative-legal methodology to study legal norms and to work out the proposals on improving the investigation measures on the Internet when dealing with extremist crimes.
Particular attention is paid to the differences in investigation in telecommunication networks and the Internet as their certain kind, as well as the relevant legal regulation in countering extremist crimes. To eliminate possible contradictions in the legislative acts regulating this activity, amendments to the current legislation are proposed.