- In 2012-2013, Tatiana Tropina was involved as a consultant in the UNODC Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime.
- Since 2012, she has been a focal point for cybersecurity/cybercrime plenary sessions at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance.
- Since 2011, she has been a faculty member of the European School on the Internet Governance (responsible for Cybercrime and Cybersecurity lectures).
- In 2010, Tatiana Tropina carried out a study for the ITU Global Symposium of Regulators on the role of ICT regulation in addressing offenses in cyberspace.
Tatiana Tropina's background includes both academic and practical experience. She has been conducting cybercrime research for more than 10 years, 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 the legal departments of a number of telecommunication companies.
In 2008, she 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 research on legal frameworks for cybercrime.
Since 2009, Tatiana Tropina has been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects at the international level. This activity includes such projects as drafting model legislation on the interception of communication for the Caribbean states and adapting it via stakeholder consultations (ITU-EU project, 2010) and carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010). Recently, she served as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-2013), where she contributed to the comparative analysis of the legal frameworks of approximately 100 UN Member States, drafting chapters on substantive national law and procedural instruments for the study.
Tatiana Tropina has a number of publications to her credit, including a monograph on cybercrime. She is frequently invited to present on her research at various international events sponsored by NATO, ITU, OSCE, EuroDIG and other organizations.
Tatiana Tropina is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in the Information Law and Legal Informatics Section. Her current areas of research include international standards to fight cybercrime, the comparative analysis of cybercrime legislation, self- and co-regulation, public private partnerships to address cybersecurity issues, and the multi-stakeholder approach to fight cybercrime.
Articles in professional journals
- Tropina, T. (2016). The nexus of information technologies and illicit financial flows: phenomenon and legal challenges. Era Forum, 17(3), 369–384. doi:10.1007/s12027-016-0435-2
- Tropina, T., & von zur Mühlen, N. (2016). Delikte in der digitalen Sphäre – Die Vereinten Nationen im Kampf gegen Cyberkriminalität. Die Vereinten Nationen Im Cyberraum, 56–60.
- Tropina, T. (2014). Fighting money laundering in the age of online banking, virtual currencies and internet gambling. Era Forum, 15(1), 69–84. doi:10.1007/s12027-014-0335-2
- Tropina, T., & Nomokonov, V. (2013). Cybercrime: Forecasts and Problems of Counteraction. Criminalist’s Library Scientific Journal, 10(5), 148–160.
- Tropina, T. (2012). Fighting Cybercrime: Is the Development of the Universal Mechanism possible? International Justice, 4(3), 86–97.
- Tropina, T. (2012). The Evolving Structure of Online Criminality : How Cybercrime Is Getting Organised. Eucrim - the European Criminal Law Associations’ Forum, (04), 158–165.
- Tropina, T., & Nomokonov, V. (2012). Cybercrime as a New Threat. Criminology: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. (the Journal of St. Petersburg International Criminology Club), (1), 45–54.
- Tropina, T. (2011). Crimini Informatici e Crimine Organizzato. Cybercrime Magazine, (3), 16–18.
- Tropina, T., Whalley, J., & Curwen, P. (2010). Functional separation within the European Union: debates and challenges. Telematics & Informatics, 27(3), 231–241.
- Tropina, T., & Nomokonov, V. (2010). Some Criminological Aspects of Crisis. Criminology: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, (2), 56–58.
- Tropina, T. (2010). Cybercrime and Organised Crime. F3 - Freedom from Fear Magazine, (7).
- Von zur Mühlen, N., & Tropina, T. (n.d.). European Intelligence in Cyberspace. In J.-H. Dietrich & S. Sule, Intelligence Law and Policies in Europe. A Handbook (pp. 164–210). München: C.H. Beck.
- Tropina, T. (2017). Cyber-policing: the role of the police in fighting cybercrime. In D. Nogala, J. Fehérváry, H.-G. Jaschke, & M. den Boer, European Police Science and Research Bulletin – Police Science and Police Practice in Europe, Special Conference Edition Nr. 2 (pp. 287–294). Luxembourg: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).
- Tropina, T. (2017). Chapter 4: Big Data: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows. In Atlantic Council & Thomson Reuters, Big Data: A Twenty-First Century Arms Race (pp. 41–52). Washington D.C.
- Tropina, T. (2016). Part 2 – Comparative Analysis. In U. Sieber & N. von zur Mühlen, Access to Telecommunication Data in Criminal Justice : A Comparative Analysis of European Legal Orders (pp. 9–119) Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht : Strafrechtliche Forschungsberichte. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.
- Tropina, T. (2013). Public-Private Partnerships in Countering Cybercrime. In Seventh International Forum «Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security» and Seventh Scientific Conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium April 22–25, 2013, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany (pp. 166–178). Moscow.
- Tropina, T. (2013). Organized Crime in Cyberspace. In R. Schönenberg & Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Transnational Organized Crime. Analyses of a Global Challenge to Democracy (pp. 47–60). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.
- Tropina, T. (2013). Сотрудничество государства и бизнеса в борьбе с киберпреступностью. In Seventh International Forum «Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security» and Seventh Scientific Conference of the International Information Security Research Consortium April 22–25, 2013, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany (pp. 152–165). Moscow.
- Tropina, T. (2012). Self- and Co-regulation in Fighting Cybercrime and Safeguarding Cybersecurity. In J. Jähnke, N. von zur Mühlen, K. Rechert, & D. von Suchodoletz, Current Issues in IT Security 2012 (pp. 155–170) Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht : Interdisziplinäre Forschungen aus Strafrecht und Kriminologie. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.
- Tropina, T., Gercke, M., Lozanova, Y., & Sund, C. (2011). The Role of ICT Regulation in Addressing Offences in Cyberspace. In International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2010/11. Enabling Tomorrow’s Digital World (pp. 187–238). Geneva: ITU.
- Tropina, T. (2010). Terrorist Use of the Internet. Legal approaches and problems. In A. Korobeev, Terrorism and Extremism in Russia and Asia-Pacific Countries: Problems of Legal Regulation and Deterring (pp. 72–83). Vladivostok: Far-Eastern Federal University Publishing.
- Tropina, T. (2016). Do digital technologies facilitate illicit financial flows? World Development Report background papers. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.
- Tropina, T. (2011, June). Proposal for a new global legal framework/Treaty on Cyber crime: A set of principles Cybersecurity. A New Europe Special Edition for Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit.
- Aug. 1, 2013Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
EU Summer School on the Internet Governance 2013Place / Time:Meissen, Germany, Aug. 1, 2013
- June 1, 2013Multi-stakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime and safeguarding cybersecurity
Focal point and moderator, EuroDIG Plenary session on CybersecurityPlace / Time:Lisbon, Portugal, June 1, 2013
- April 1, 2013Public-private collaboration in the field of cybercrime, cybersecurity and national security
7th International Forum “Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring Information Security and Combating Terrorism”Place / Time:Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, April 1, 2013