- Virtual identity and virtual privacy: towards a concept of regulation by analogy
- eGov Präsenz
- Volume | Issue number
- 2011 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Institute for Information Law (IViR)
The right to privacy protects the unimpeded creation of one’s personal identity without external infringements. This protection is essential for the development of independent citizens, which
properly functioning democratic states cannot do without. As a growing number of people shape their identity on the Internet, there is an increasing demand for privacy rights that protect the unimpeded creation of the virtual identity. The right to virtual privacy ensures the independent development of one’s virtual personality, and also offers an opportunity for regulating cyberspace in an innovative way.
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