"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.
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.
Free access to Review - http://www.hro.org/docs/reps/privacy/2002/eng/index.htm.
Published: March, 12, 2002