Tatiana Tropina

Max Planck Institute for International Criminal Law

Dr. Tatiana Tropina is a Senior Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Her current areas of research include international standards to fight cybercrime, comparative analysis of cybercrime legislation, self- and co-regulation, public private partnerships in addressing cybersecurity issues, and the multi-stakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime. Her background includes both academic and practical experience. Tatiana has more than 10 years of involvement in cybercrime research, starting in Russia in 2002, where she became the first Russian researcher to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (2005). From 2002 to 2009 she was responsible for cybercrime projects at the regional subdivision of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (George Mason University, USA) in Vladivostok, Russia. At the same time, from 2003 to 2008, she worked full-time as a lawyer and then as head of legal department for a number of telecommunication companies. In 2008 Tatiana won the British Chevening Scholarship to study telecommunications management at the Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow. In 2009 she was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and moved to Germany to pursue her project on legal frameworks for cybercrime. Since 2009 Tatiana has been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects on the international level. These activity includes such projects drafting model legislation on interception of communication for the Caribbean states and adapting it via stakeholder consultations (ITU-EU project, 2010), carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010), and her recent involvement as a consultant in the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-20130, where she was participating in the comparative analysis of the legal frameworks of about 100 UN member states and drafting chapters on substantive national law and procedural instruments for the study. She has 28 publications, including a monograph on cybercrime.