2014 study by the Institute of Human Rights


The right to privacy as a human right and everyday technologies

Social networks, cloud services, smart devices and applications, video surveillance systems and other similar information and communication technologies have become an inseparable part of our daily lives and often determine the borders of a user’s private life and personal data protection. This 2014 study by the Estonian Institute of Human Rights focuses on one aspect of the right to privacy, namely informational privacy, or the right to informational self- determination and its protection in the context of everyday technologies.

Study I part – Foreword

Study II part – Summary

Study III part – Theoretical and empirical bases of the study

Study IV part – Methodology and results of the study

Study IV part – Annex 1

Study V part – Legal aspects of privacy law and data protection

Study VI part – Recommendations and Suggestions