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Right to privacy and cybercrime investigation

Published Online:pp 62-69https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIPM.2013.053453

Within the last decades modern society has become strongly dependent on the computer networks and ICT. However, that gave a rise to such a negative phenomenon as computer crime. Due to the rapid increase in usage of computers criminals gained a possibility to invade on more intimate spheres of life of individuals – their behaviour, life views, and habits. Trying to counter such an unlawful interference with private and family life of modern citizens competent authorities often fail to keep to the existing regulations which also leads to violations of the aforesaid right. This article gives a general view on the issue and provides with some offers regarding possible regulation.

Keywords

privacy, fundamental right, human rights instruments, cyberspace, computer technologies, data processing, legitimate aim, acceptable interference, cybercrime investigation

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