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Review "Privacy in the Russian Internet"

"Privacy in the Russian Internet"

Editor (Russian and English variants): Sergei Smirnov.
Compiled by: Sergei Smirnov, Olga Kocheva, Andrei Blinushov, Felix Shvedovsky, Galina Lysenko.
Legal consulting: Victor Naumov (www.russianlaw.net).
English translation: Sergei Smirnov, Anna Moiseeva

Moscow, Publishing House "Human Rights", 2003.- 52 pages.

BBC 67.91
ISBN 5-7712-0259-2

Приватность (права на неприкосновенность частной жизни) в российском Интернете This survey focuses on privacy (the right for personal life immunity) in the Russian Internet. It contains information that could be rarely found in mass media and in special literature. Our task was to conduct a pilot project in this field. We described the legislative fundamentals, some law-making initiatives, the role of governmental structures and non-governmental organizations. We paid special attention to self-regulation, in particular to relationship between providers and owners of the information resources on the one side and clients (Internet users) on the other side. One may also enjoy an opportunity to learn about some personal software for the protection of privacy available in the Russian Internet.

The survey may become useful to researchers, journalists, human rights activists and a broad circle of people interested in the problems of violations and protection of cyber-rights.

The Inter-Regional Group "Human Rights Network" (htpp://www.hro.org) did this compilation during the period of summer-autumn 2002 with financial support from Ford Foundation.


  1. Introduction
  2. Privacy safeguards in the Constitution of Russia
  3. International agreements (concerning privacy) signed by Russia
  4. Privacy safeguards in Russian laws
  5. Liability for invasion of privacy
  6. Legislative initiatives
  7. Court practice
  8. Governmental agencies for the protection of privacy
  9. Non-governmental organizations
  10. Special security services on the Internet
  11. Relations between providers and clients
  12. Personal data privacy at online shops
  13. Personal data privacy at free e-mail sites
  14. Personal data privacy at the online auctions
  15. Cookies
  16. Spam
  17. Distribution of databases with restricted access through the Internet
  18. Personal privacy-protecting software
  19. Summary
  20. More information to read

Free access to Review - http://www.hro.org/docs/reps/privacy/2002/eng/index.htm.

Information in Russian


Published: March, 12, 2002