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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Natalia Iakovleva
Protection of personal data on the Internet
Jurisprudence
(Bachelor’s programme)
2016
Sharing personal data online on a massive scale is embracing innovation and openness in the modern world. But on the other hand, sharing personal data online has led to unprecedented abuses of data subjects’ rights.

Hence, consumers shall have an adequate level of data protection in order to benefit from and to contribute to technology development since it is driven not only by personal data but also by consumers’ trust and willingness to share their personal data. Hence, protection of personal data on the Internet is a vital matter for all Internet stakeholders: for consumers, businesses and states.

In this thesis I am arguing that traditional legal instruments (such as national laws and transnational treaties) shall be viewed as an essential base for data protection online. Moreover, I am arguing that as the world goes digital so shall the data protection laws and concepts and that modern data protection laws shall meet several requirements in order to efficiently protect personal data online. Furthermore, I am also arguing that digital data protection requires not only modern laws but also promotion of technologies to enhance privacy and data protection on the Internet.

This thesis proceeds in two chapters. The first chapter describes main phases of informational privacy development and suggests that informational privacy now has reached the fourth era and online data protection is the cornerstone of this era. The second chapter sets out data subjects’ rights in online data protection and discusses the most effective mechanisms to protect personal data online.

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