Monday, October 15, 2012

State’s access to individuals retained data

State’s access to individuals retained data is a very sensitive topic from a privacy rights perspective. In the beginning of October (2012) a proposal[1] to amend Article 166a (7) of the Electronic Communications Act was made in the Slovenian Parliament. This Act (among others) regulates the rights of electronic communication users and the protection of secrecy and confidentiality of electronic communications.[2] 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Negative aspects of strict personal information protection

To create a whole picture of personal information protection I also decided to study the other side of the argument – too strict personal information protection. Too strong protection of individual’s personal information can also have negative aspects. Kang presented two of them: negative aspect on commerce and it can also affect truthfulness.[1]

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Personal information as Intellectual Property

The idea about propertization of personal information could also include the view of personal information as individual’s intellectual property. Granting individuals property rights over their personal information might increase the level of privacy protection in cyberspace.[1]