Vidoje Spasić

DOI Number
First page
Last page


The development of modern technology has brought many benefits to its users but it has also seriously endangered individual privacy and raised numerous issues concerning the the protection of personal data. The common assumption that Internet users are largely anonymous in cyberspace is wrong because they leave a trail of all their online activities. Actively or passively, consciously or unconsciously, individuals leave certain personal data which can be either abused or used without the owner’s authorization. Thus, personal privacy can be seriously endangered. In this paper, the author provides an overview of the normative framework on online privacy in the European Union and in Serbia. The EU regulation concerning the protection of privacy in cyberspace is fairly satisfactory, and it is constantly updated in order to keep up with the latest technological developments. The Republic of Serbia has enacted a number of legislative acts regulating some segments of online privacy but the Serbian legislation in this area is generally more suitable for the analogue than for the digital environment, for which reason it has to be further amended and upgraded.


the Internet, personal data, online privacy, violation

Full Text:



Lea, M. & Spears, R. (1995). Love at first byte? Building personal relationships over computer networks. In J. T. Wood & S. Duck (Eds.). Under-Studied Relationships: Off the Beaten Track (pp. 197–233). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Loon, A.v.: Regulatorni okvir Saveta Evrope za sadržaje na Internetu [Council of Europe Regulatory framework on Internet contents], Зборник: Слобода изражавања на Интернету, Београд, 2010, стр. 58 – 63

Maisl, H.: Etat de la Legislation Française et Tendences de la Jurisprudence Relatives à la Protection des donnees Personnalles, Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé, No. 3, 1987, p. 581

Negroponte, N.: Biti digitalan [Being Digital], Clio, Beograd, 1998

Прља, Д.,Рељановић, М., Ивановић, З.: Интернет право [Internet Law], Београд, 2012

Schafer, A.: Privacy - A Philosophical Overview, Aspects of Privacy Law, Edited by Dale Gibson, Toronto, 1980

Simons, G.L. : Privacy on the Computer Age, Manchester, 1982

Смоловић - Греен, С.: Приватност и Медији [Privacy and the Media], Зборник: Слобода изражавања на Интернету, Београд, 2010, стр. 66 – 75

Спасић. В. : Онлајн безбедност [Online Safetyg, Зборник радова Правног факултета у нишу, бр. 56, (2010), стр. 77 – 102

Спасић, В. Стевановић, Б.: „Услуге рачунарства у “облаку“ - предности и ризици“ [Cloud Computing Services: benefits and risksg, Услуге и заштита корисника, Крагујевац : Правни факултет, 2015, стр. 121 – 141

Strangelove, M, “The Internet, electric gaia and the rise of the uncensored self” Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, 1 (5), 1994.

Татомировић, Т.: Виртуелна комуникација у будућности – употреба и злоупотреба [Virtual communication in the future: use and abuse], Scribd, (2009);

Watzlawick, P., Beavin, J. H., Jackson, D.D.: Menschliche kommunikation. Formen, störungen, paradoxien. Vierte, unveränderte auflage, Bern, 1974. p. 13

EU Law

European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950), Article 8

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), Article 17

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (1981)

Directive 95/46/EC on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and free movement of such data (1995)

Declaration on Freedom of Communication on the Internet (2003)

Serbian legislation

Устав Републике Србије [the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, Art. 42], “Службени гласник РС“, бр. 83/06

Закон о заштити података о личности [The Personal Data Protection Act, Articles 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 31] “Сл.гласник РС” бр. 97/2008, 104/2009 - др. закон 68/2012,-Одлука УС и 107/2012

Закон о правима пацијената [The Patients’ Protection Act, Articles 14, 21], „Службени гласник РС“ бр. 45/2013

Закон о јавном информисању и медијима fThe Public Information and Media Act, Articles, 79, 80’82, 83 onwards, 101 onwardsg, “ Сл. гласник РС” бр.83/2014 и 58/2015

Закон о приступу информацијама од јавног значаја fact on Free Access to Information of Public Importance], Сл. гласник РС", бр. 120/2004, 54/2007, 104/2009 и 36/2010

Закон о личној карти fThe Identity Card Act], “Сл. гласник РС” бр. 62/2006 и 36/2011

Закон о путним исправама [The Passport and Travel Documents Act], “Сл. гласник РС” бр. 90/2007, 116/2008, 104/2009 и 76/2010

Кривични законик Србије [Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia, Articles 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146], Сл.гласник РС” бр. 85/2005, 88/2005–испр., 107/2005–испр. 72/2009, 111/09 и 121/2012


  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 1450-5517 (Print)
ISSN 2406-1786 (Online)