July 16th, 2015 3:58 pm

Privacy Governance in Cyberspace

“Cyberspace is the processing, manipulation, and exploitation of information; the facilitation and augmentation of communication among people; and the interaction of people, information, and devices.1 The main characteristic of cyberspace is the interconnection of computers, information, devices, and people. Many actors are involved in cyberspace’s construction and operation — namely, telcos; application, service, and content providers; users; and governments. The issue of privacy protection is a global challenge that requires a global response. The governance of privacy in cyberspace depends on regulatory, technical, and social factors. Multistakeholder mechanisms can be a promising way to deal with privacy policies in global cyberspace”.


Written By: Danilo Doneda • Rio de Janeiro State University Virgilio A.F. Almeida • Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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