THE RIGHTS OF THE NATURAL PERSON IN TERMS OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION - CONSTITUTIONAL CONNOTATIONS

Authors

  • Emilian Ciongaru

Abstract

The right to private life is a fundamental right of the person, which is safeguarded by the Constitution and fully regulated by the organic laws of Romanian law, but also by the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The latter has mentioned that ”private life” is a vast concept, which is not limited to a complete definition, but protects the right to identity and personal development, as well as the fundamental right of each natural person to develop relationships and contacts with other persons around, with itself, but also with other as those outside of the person in question. Private life refers not only to the activity at home or at the personal office, but also in places which are ”open” to other persons, which implies that the notion of ”private life” should refer not only to the actions performed by a specific person, but especially by the places where that person is found. In the context of the informational evolution of a modern society, it was unavoidable for the right to confidentiality not to become a more and more complex concept, out of which the need for a specific characteristic - the right to personal data protection - arose.

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Studies and Articles