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Определение понятия и общественно-опасной природы киберсталкинга

Адвокат. 2016. № 10. С. 60-66.
Барышева К. А.

The article is devoted to a criminal characteristic of social phenomenon of cyber-stalking (harassment using various means of communication, the Internet, mobile devices, etc.) It is a complex of acts furtherance of harassment of a person in the virtual space, even without direct contact with the victim, perhaps, in the absence of special goals. The system is the distinctive feature of such actions.Harassment can lasts up for 20 years. The social danger of cyber-stalking is closely connected with the violation of citizens' privacy boundaries. The consequences of an intervention can cause substantial harm to the interests of the individual, pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, threaten the physical and moral health of the person. There is no responsibility for stalking in Russia. The legislation is limited by several articles prohibiting invasion in private life. However, some of the actions that make up a set of activities that are not directly prohibited by law, can cause much greater damage. Emotional terrorism, constant calls, unwanted gifts, messages, harassment in social networks, all of this can make a person's life unbearable. In addition to non-pecuniary damage, harassment may lead to the costs of changing telephone number, the cost of sedative peels, psychotherapist, loss of earning capacity, depression, and aggravation of a chronic illness. It is shown by a numerous of the researches that cyber-stalking phenomenon is often subjected to a real attack of victim by stalker. The article examines the legislation experience of foreign countries to find out definition and socially danger of cyber-stalking.