The Internet: five basic directions of legal regulation
Date: July 01, 2003
By Vladimir Golubev
All of us are witnesses of prompt development of information technologies. By 2005 about 1 billion computers will be connected to the Internet. At the same time several billions sites and images will be placed in the Net. In 2003 the Internet-economy worldwide accounts for about 5 % of a total product. Every quarter the volume of data transmitted through the Internet is doubled. According to the Saint Petersburg conference, most of advanced countries are dependent on the reliability of the international information infrastructure. This process has taken place in Russia as well. In five years each second expert will receive the second higher education in a remote way. Russia has already started creating the National electronic library.
However, the Internet is known to be not only a world treasury, but also a global garbage ñan. The spam and pornography are more and more impudently imposed on users. The growth of social crimes has favored the increase in offenses committed through the Internet (cybercrimes and infowar).
There are five basic directions of regulating Internet–relations in a legal way: protection of personal data and private life in the Net^; regulation of electronic commerce, other electronic transactions and maintenance of their security^; protection of intellectual property^; control over illegal information contents and unlawful conduct in the Internet^; legal regulation of electronic messages.
Computer Crime Research Center
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