• Leonid O. Iemets Dniprovskii University of the Humanities
  • Alla H. Pyshna Odessa State University of Internal Affairs
  • Kateryna V. Hridina Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs
Palavras-chave: human rights, the Internet, digital rights, criminal investigation, proportionality


The relevance of the study is stipulated by the need to rethink the essence and content of the right to Freedom of expression, which by virtue of the development of information technology has acquired new values in the information society. The development of the Internet has fostered the emergence of new human rights related to the right to Freedom of expression. The purpose of the article is to summarize existing approaches to understanding the Right to Freedom of expression, to identify correlation with other rights, taking into account the impact of information technology development on human rights, and to formulate provisions that may be basis for improving the legislation and activities of public authorities as to certain rights provision. The study is based on a dialectical approach, which necessitates the clarification of certain aspects of the formation and development of the Right to Freedom of expression and its interrelation with other human rights. As a result of the study it is found that the Right to Freedom of expression was significantly influenced by the development of the Internet. The Internet has become a factor in the formation of a new generation of human rights, which are expedient to call digital rights. These rights include the right to be forgotten, the right to access to the Internet. The main provisions of the article can be used for further study of the right to Freedom of expression and digital rights, and can also be useful for non-governmental human rights organizations and public authorities to strengthen human rights guarantees.


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