The main efforts of the new department will be aimed at fighting “inaccurate” coverage of events in the media. According to the statement from the US Defense Department, particular attention will be paid to the Internet and Internet-blogs.
This decision follows the successful civil suit brought by Vinnytsa doctor Svitlana Poberezhets against the infringement of her constitutional right to privacy and confidentiality of medical records.
The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has found unlawful the criminal investigation launched against former deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Andriy Kozhemyakin who was accused of unlawful wiretapping of correspondent from the newspaper “Sevodnya” [“Today”) Oleksandr Korchynsky.
A press conference on 2 October on the above issue will discuss the important right to confidentiality of medical information upheld by the court this year, and why this ruling is being blithely ignored throughout the country
More about a ruling which firmly places respect for constitutional rights above economic expediency
19.08.06 | Olga Goncharova
A question mark over whether this marks the end of a scandalously unlawful Order or a game with the mass media being given a main role
This ruling regarding what information may or may not be provided on medical certificates is a first and could provide a valuable precedent for further cases in defence of privacy
27.06.06 | Yevhen Zakharov
New information technology but the same fundamental rights and freedoms: the real challenge now being legal regulation to ensure post-Soviet hankerings for control are given short shrift
18.05.06 | Olga Goncharova
One Ukrainian has taken on a number of Ministries whose demand that doctors divulge information about their patients health, she asserts, is in contravention of the Constitution of Ukraine and the European Convention
16.05.06 | Yevhen Zakharov, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
Worrying developments involving the introduction of single identification cards which could lead to a frightening amount of personal data being unjustifiedly shared by different state bodies
Human rights groups call for legislative amendments to protect the privacy of all citizens, and not money-wasting and futile efforts to protect an elite of civil servants and officials
Human rights activists and media experts give their grounds for calling upon the President to veto the new version of the Law “On Television and Radio Broadcasting”
A blow for monitoring of telecommunications?
The heroes of the classic film “Irony of fate” every New Year visited a sauna. With the same regularity, the Ukrainian State represented by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the State Committee on Communications before each round of elections tries to “steer the Internet”. After the “cassette scandal” in the year 2000 , attempts were made to introduce “tapping” on Internet providers, to impose “registration” of websites and to “nationalize” the Ukrainian Internet domain.UA. Since then, every new lot of elections has brought with it renewed attempts at “steering”
During the past six months scandals have arisen systematically in Ukraine concerning the collection of information from communication channels of the well-known citizens. We want to remind that the collection of information from communication channels as one of methods of the ODA may be applied only in the cases concerned with grave and especially grave crimes.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Fradkov approved the Rules of cooperation of communication operators with the empowered state organs realizing the operative-detective activities.
16.11.04 | Olena Goliuk, Secretariat of the Council of Ukrainian human rights protecting organizations
Brief comparative analysis of the law drafts on monitoring and interception of telecommunications and some propositions of the author.
Governments of France, Ireland, Sweden and the Great Britain presented the draft of the Framework decision of the European Union concerning the data storage. The author of the article gives a short review of the draft and the probable consequences of its approval.
The description of the alternative draft created by the Internet Association of Ukraine, Ukrainian Internet-community, Kharkov group for human rights protection and the Ukrainian Union of entrepreneurs and businessmen.
13.04.04 | Secretariat of the Council of Ukrainian human rights protecting organizations
The Supreme Rada Committee in charge of the legislative provision of law-enforcement activities recommended to take as a basis the draft of the law about the introduction of changes into Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine “On the ODA”, which would change the existing procedure of issuing the permissions to law-enforcing organs for wiretapping and search.