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Asaf Lubin

Faculty bibliography for Professor Lubin.


Asaf Lubin

Associate Professor of Law


THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT (with Russell Buchan, eds.), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (2022). 


Collective Data Rights and Their Possible Abuse, 95 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 661 (2023). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Cyber Plungers: Colonial Pipeline and the Case for an Omnibus Cybersecurity Legislation, 57 GEORGIA LAW REVIEW 1607 (2023). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Big Brother Watch v. UK (Eur. Ct. H.R. Grand Chamber), 61 INTERNATIONAL LEGAL MATERIALS 605 (2022). [HeinOnline]

The Law and Politics of Ransomware, 55 VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW 1177 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Reasonable Intelligence Agency, 47 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 119 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Insuring Evolving Technologies, 28 CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW JOURNAL 130 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Public Policy and the Insurability of Cyber Risk, 5 JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY AT TEXAS 45 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Liberty to Spy, 61 HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 185 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Hacking for Intelligence Collection in the Fight Against Terrorism: Israeli, Comparative, and International Law Perspectives (in Hebrew), 13 HUKIM LAW REVIEW (2020). [SSRN]

Examining the Anomalies, Explaining the Value: Should the USA FREEDOM Act's Metadata Program be Extended? (with Susan Landau) 11 HARVARD NATIONAL SECURITY JOURNAL 308 (2020). [HeinOnline]

The International Law of Rabble-Rousing (with Hendrick Townley), 45 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ONLINE 1 (Mar. 2020). [SSRN]

'We Only Spy on Foreigners': The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Foreign Mass Surveillance, 18 CHICAGO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 502 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Dragon-Kings' Restraint: Proposing a Compromise for the EEZ Surveillance Conundrum, 57 WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL 17 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Sovereign Right to Spy, 112 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW PROCEEDINGS 155 (2018). [HeinOnline]

A Principled Defence of the International Human Right to Privacy: A Response to Frederic Sourgens, 42 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ONLINE 1 (Sept. 2017). [SSRN]

Espionage as a Sovereign Right Under International Law and its Limits, 24 ILSA QUARTERLY 22 (2016). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]


Book Chapters

Intelligence Failures and International Law, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTELLIGENCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (Buchan and Navarette, eds.) (forthcoming, 2023). 

Big Data and the Future of Belligerency: Applying the Rights to Privacy and Data Protection to Wartime Artificial Intelligence, in HANDBOOK ON WARFARE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Geiss and Lahmann, eds.) (forthcoming, 2022). [SSRN]

The Prohibition on Extraterritorial Enforcement Jurisdiction in the Datasphere, in HANDBOOK ON EXTRATERRITORIALITY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Parrish and Ryngaert, eds.) (forthcoming, 2022). [SSRN]

The Duty of Constant Care and Data Protection in War, in BIG DATA AND ARMED CONFLICT: LEGAL ISSUES ABOVE AND BELOW THE ARMED CONFLICT THRESHOLD (Dickinson and Berg, eds.) (forthcoming, 2022). [SSRN]

The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection under IHL and HRL, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW (Kolb,, Eds., 2nd ed.) (forthcoming, 2021). [SSRN]

Data Protection as an International Legal Obligation for International Organizations: The ICRC as a Case Study, in THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT (Asaf Lubin & Russell Buchan, eds.), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (2022). [SSRN]

Cyber Insurance as Cyber Diplomacy, in CYBER WAR & CYBER PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: DIGITAL CONFLICT IN THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION (Michael Sexton and Eliza Campbell, eds., 2020). [SSRN]

Politics, Power Dynamics, and the Limits of Existing Self-Regulation and Oversight in ICC Preliminary Examinations, in 2 QUALITY CONTROL IN PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS: REVIEWING IMPACT, POLICIES, AND PRACTICES 77 (Morten Bergsmo and Carsten Stahn, eds., 2018).



Book Reviews

​Book Review. Jackson Maogoto, Technology and the Law on the Use of Force: New Security Challenges in the Twenty-First Century, 40 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 441 (2015). [HeinOnline] 


Editorials & Commentaries

Remarks: 7th Annual Detlev F. Vagts Roundtable on Transnational Law: Transnational Regulation of the Platform Economy, 116 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW PROCEEDINGS 125 (2022). [HeinOnline]

Upload: Sci-Fi as Legal Fodder (with João Marinotti), JURIST (May 24, 2021).

Expert Opinion on Questions on Comparative Privacy Law and Data Protection Regulation and Related Conflict of Laws Issues, Class Action (Tel Aviv) 62205/17 Lior Winter and Liraz Spector v. Google Israel Ltd. and Google LL.C., (2 January 2019).

Alice Through the Looking Glass: Operational Debriefings, Temporal Delimitations, and Commissions of Inquiry, THE EMIL ZOLA HUMAN RIGHTS CHAIR FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, JUDICIAL DECISIONS HIGHLIGHTS NO. 37 (Dec. 2014). [SSRN]


Blog Posts

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Can the World Stop Israel and Hamas from Committing War Crimes? 7 Questions and Answers about International Law, (May 20, 2021).

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federman Cybersecurity Research Center Blog:

Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict, (Jul. 2020).

A Roadmap for the Cross-Border Data Transfers Debate, (Sept. 15, 2017).

Foreign Surveillance and Anti-Discrimination: The Justifications for Applying Different Safeguards for Extraterritorial Surveillance, (Aug. 19, 2017).

Lawfare -- Blog focused on the interaction of a nation's laws and legal institutions with actions taken for national security.

Why Current Botnet Takedown Jurisprudence Should Not be Replicated (with João Marinotti) (Jul. 21, 2021).

Newly Disclosed Documents on the Five Eyes Alliance and What They Tell Us about Intelligence-Sharing Agreements (with Scarlet Kim, (Apr. 23, 2018).

Just Security -- Blog by the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.

Israeli Airstrikes in Syria: The International Law Analysis You Won't Find, (May 3, 2017).

A New Era of Mass Surveillance is Emerging Across Europe, (Jan. 9, 2017).

The Pavlovic Today -- an independent, global news organization based in Washington D.C.

It's Time to Open Substantive Discourse Over Judicial Oversight for Drone Strikes, (June 30, 2017).

The Real News Network -- a nonprofit daily multi-media news and documentary service, headquartered in Baltimore.

European States Pushing for Unbridled Retention of Its Citizens' Data, Part 1, (Jan. 30, 2017).

European States Pushing for Unbridled Retention of Its Citizens' Data, Part 2, (Jan. 30, 2017).

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Blog -- online platform of the University College London Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

The Investigatory Powers Act and International Law, Part 1, (Dec. 26, 2016).

The Investigatory Powers Act and International Law, Part 2, (Jan. 9, 2017).

25 Reasons Why All Law Students Should Participate in the Jessup Competition (with Ira Ryk-Lakhman), (Sept. 30, 2016).


Working Papers

Selling Surveillance, (working paper, posted 2023). [SSRN]

The Law of the Upload (with João Marinotti) (working paper, posted 2021). [SSRN]

The Initially-Foreign-Trained Law Student and the U.S. Legal Academic Job Market: A Survival Guide (working paper, posted 2020). [SSRN]