Human Rights in a Digitalized Society



The article focuses on a comprehensive theoretico-legal study of the content, features and problems of human rights realization in the context of digitalization of society as well as on following development of evidence based recommendations, practical mechanisms aimed at the viable defence of human rights and freedoms in modern Russia. The methodological basis of the study is represented by the general scientific dialectic method and a set of scientific methods of understanding (technical, systemic structural, aristotelian method). The results show that at the current stage of the development of society, the state is required to protect human rights and interests in the context of global digitalization. The legislator should determine the forms of information turnover; establish the rights and duties of participants in “digital” legal relations; the limits of digital technology application. It is concluded that the development of information technology is accompanied by the abuse of such means for criminal purposes, and also emphasizes the development needs of legal measures to counter offenses and crimes in the field of digitalization of all areas of society.

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Keywords: digitalization of society, digital rights, qualified electronic signature, information security, electronic government, identification and authentication system, personal data, e-justice, digital money law, software law, digital disputes law.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Chernysheva Y.A. Human Rights in a Digitalized Society [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 90–102. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090407. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Yuliya A. Chernysheva, PhD in Law, associate professor, associate Professor of the Department of criminal procedure and criminalistics, Yelets state University. I. A. Bunina, Yelets, Russia, e-mail:



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