Protection of Personal Non-Property Rights in the Field of Information Communications: A Comparative Approach

  •  Viktoriia Formaniuk    
  •  Oksana Kanienberh-Sandul    
  •  Oksana Palii    
  •  Anastasiia Borysova    
  •  Anna Manuilova    


The issues which arise in connection with the use of information technologies are analysed in the paper. The attention is focused on the protection of non-property rights, such as honour, dignity, business reputation, violated on the Internet. It is noted that today there is a significant increase in the volume of legal regulation in this area. Nevertheless, there are still significant gaps in the protection of human rights, violated on the Internet. The current level of development of these processes objectively requires the creation of effective mechanisms and means to protect human rights and freedoms, including personal non-property rights. The existing ways of protection of persons on the Internet, such as judicial protection and self-defense are compared in the paper, there advantages and drawbacks are revealed. The types of violations of non-property rights of persons on the Internet are investigated. The specific attention is paid to cyberbullying. Some issues typical for communication on the Internet, such as difficulties in identifying where exactly the offence was committed and which court the claim should be addressed as well as the identification of the offender are revealed. Some shortcomings in the legal regulation of protection of persons on the Internet and ways to eliminate them are analyzed.

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