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The Right to Information and the Information Society
The Right to Information and the Information Society

Author(s): Alina Popescu
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative
Keywords: right to information; information society; users; personal data protection; privacy protection;
Summary/Abstract: The study starts from the idea that the citizen's fundamental right to information has new valences through the rapid development of information technology. As more and more activities are currently being deployed in the virtual space, and technology occupies an increasingly important place in social life, it is important that users' right to information be respected, that they are protected against abusive practices, concurrently with the achievement of an honest competitive environment. Correlated with the expansion of new technologies and the use of information in the most diverse areas, without space barriers, it is necessary to guarantee an effective protection of personal data and the right to privacy. Individuals' confidence in the information society is crucial to its development and its evolution in line with European and global trends. The virtual space users need to be properly informed so that they can make informed choices and avoid legal conflicts between service providers and end-users. At the same time, the intense development of business in the virtual environment can be noticed, the economic actors seeing the potential that this space represents for their evolution on the economic and financial markets.

  • Page Range: 273-283
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English