Приватност корисника друштвениx мрежа

Author(s): Miomira P. Kostić, Vida Vilić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Criminology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: social networks; Internet privacy; abuse of the right to privacy; personal data manipulation; privacy protection on social networks

Summary/Abstract: One of the most powerful innovations in the short history of the Internet is the emergence and development of social networks, which enable diverse forms of communication between people worldwide. Considering their popularity and a vast number of users, social networks have taken control over the users’ daily activities, their habits, interests and social contacts. Given the availability of personal information which can be easily collected, stored, distributed, copied, published and made available to a wide range of other people, there is a a general sense of insecurity and lack of protection for Internet users. Internet privacy implies the right to privacy of one’s personal information in terms of storing, using, securing personal data against third parties, displaying personal information via the Internet and disclosing information on the identity of visitors of certain websites. One of the major issues in the contemporary society is the reasonable extent and justification for collecting and distributing personal data via the Internet, as well as the and the scope of rights of other social network users to dispose of another’s personal data. The most common forms of abuse and violation of Internet privacy by using one’s personal data stored on a social network are: identity theft, cyber stalking and harassment, manipulation of personal data pertaining to employment, photograph abuse, etc. Taking into account the huge number of users, the availability of personal data, open communication between users, as well as a lack of relevant legal provision and regulations both at the national and international level, social networks are superb hiding places for the perpetrators of various types of cyber crime.

  • Issue Year: LXIV/2013
  • Issue No: 64
  • Page Range: 53-77
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Serbian