National position of the United Kingdom (2022)
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==[[Retorsion]]== <section begin=UK_2022 retorsion /> "If a State carries out irresponsible, hostile, or unlawful cyber activity, what then are the options available to the victim State? There are a wide range of effective response options available to impose a cost on States carrying out irresponsible or hostile cyber activity, regardless of whether the cyber activity constitutes an internationally unlawful act. These kinds of measures, referred to as acts of retorsion in international law, could include economic sanctions, restrictions on freedom of movement, exclusion from international groupings and wider diplomatic measures. So, there are always options available to stand up to unacceptable behaviour. And you do not have to look far to see how the impact of taking these kinds of measures is amplified when acting alongside other like-minded States. Let me be clear. This means that when states like Russia or China carry out irresponsible or hostile cyber activity, the UK and our allies are always able to take action, whether or not the activity was itself unlawful. Today that might be in response to hostile cyber activity occurring in Ukraine, tomorrow it could be a response to hostile activity in Taiwan."<ref>[https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/international-law-in-future-frontiers Attorney General Suella Braverman: International Law in Future Frontiers, 19 May 2022]</ref><section end=UK_2022 retorsion />
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