Darius Amilevičius Birutė Pranevičienė


The article presents the consideration about the right to privacy of the individual vs. public interest in the context of the challenges of globalization of personal data ecosystem, new trends of information technologies and the digital economy boost. A new computing and information sharing architecture and technologies has emerged during the past 10 years. The proposed European Commission Data Protection Regulation currently under discussion by the European Council and Parliament is the most comprehensive attempt to establish new norms for the flow of personal data. While different views were expressed throughout the dialogue on these proposals and the underlying principles, it was clear that these rules when agreed would be the big step forward creating and implementing the new Personal Data ecosystem. While the complexity of operating in a decentralized and distributed networked environment poses new challenges, ensuring Personal Data security remains crucial.