Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Personal information as a commodity

Companies “provides something of value, usually software, in exchange for something from a consumer that is also of value, namely personal data.[1]

Source: Imgur: the simple image sharer .[2]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Right to privacy – Article 8 of ECHR

Here I briefly presented the Right to Privacy, which is protected on an international and a national level, and its future development in European Union. Historically the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) are the initial international documents that protect the Right to privacy. Article 17 of the ICCPR states that “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”[1]