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Government’s civil liability towards individuals’ privacy in cyberspace

Ameneh Malmir (Department of Management, Malayer Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malayer, Iran)
Mohammad Malmir (Iranian Central Bar Association, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

One of the main manifestations of the application of modern information and communication technologies which is considered by governments is the concept of e-government.

Design/methodology/approach

Developing economic and social interactions requires the government to interfere in people’s private affairs; the issues that were formerly part of the private rights of citizens are now influenced by public rights and actions resulted by the government’s regulation.

Findings

To provide their individual freedom and welfare, human beings consider it necessary to respect the privacy of each other; they do not want to be watched over or their personal information and secrets to be revealed.

Originality/value

Many international laws have been legislated in this regard to respect individuals’ privacy and prohibit natural and legal persons from accessing the information; this must be observed by governments, too.

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Citation

Malmir, A. and Malmir, M. (2015), "Government’s civil liability towards individuals’ privacy in cyberspace", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 57 No. 2, pp. 98-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-09-2013-0042

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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