Thursday, August 30, 2012

General interpretation of personal information

There has been various definitions about what should be included in interpetation of personal information. Here I have presented four different definitions: the definition od the Data protection Directive; Business dictionary's definition; definition, which Kang presented in his article “Information Privacy in Cyberspace Transactions” and the European Union Commission’s definition of personal information.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Minimal level of personal information protection

As more private lives are exported online, reasonable expectations are diminishing.”[1] Internet and especially the presence of social networks have affected individual’s idea of privacy. Furthermore, nowadays people daily share their personal information online and the idea of what is considered as private is entering a gray zone. “When our reasonable expectations diminish, as they have, by necessity our legal protection diminishes.”[2] Ordinary people, anonymous individuals are turning into celebrities. Should therefore the level of personal information protection follow?