Digitalization Of Society: Demarcation Of The Boundaries Of Privacy And Publicity


The coronavirus pandemic that unfolded in early 2020 has updated a new wave of discussion about the potential of digital technologies used by the state in the public administration system. One of the most important goals of introducing digital technologies is proclaimed to increase the efficiency of the functioning of the entire state mechanism, which is achieved by including a technical component in the communication system of citizens and the state, which ensures the collection of information about citizens against their will and desires. As a result, the study of the role of digital technologies in the demarcation of the public and private spheres of society has been updated. The search for a harmonious balance between citizens and the state is a very complex and vital issue for the country. An adequate answer to it is possible based on the results of a sociological study of public opinion on the problems of digitalization of public administration, on the boundaries of the private and the public. The survey shows that the population knows sites, social networks, search engines collect data for web analytics. But the general population approves of digital technologies of social control and identification, as well as video surveillance in public places. However, the introduction of a single electronic document (passport) does not evoke an unambiguously positive attitude among the population. The very idea of special legislation on the distinction between public and private has a limited number of supporters.

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Cultural development, technological development, socio-political transformations, globalization

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Zotov, V. V., & Gubanov, A. V. (2021). Digitalization Of Society: Demarcation Of The Boundaries Of Privacy And Publicity. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1770-1775). European Publisher.