The impact that technology has on everyday life, its most diverse aspects, of course is inevitable. It is almost a rarity to find someone who is not registered on some kind of platform, in which, from an electronic device, one has access to some type of service. and there is no way to escape technological advances, whatever the activity that is performed. Networked data has become the paradigm of contemporaneity, and we don’t know when it will be overcome.
Thousands of data transactions of the most diverse degrees of importance occur daily between/within/from platforms, either actively or passively, or even compulsory.
Regarding the existing relationship between users and public or private platforms, it is important to observe security and privacy rights that must be preserved. From there, the right to privacy comes into play, which is guaranteed to every citizen. And in this sense it is of fundamental importance to observe what is provided in the Federal Constitution of 1988, which says that:
Article 5. All persons are equal before the law, without any distinction whatsoever, Brazilians and foreigners residing in the country being ensured of inviolability of the right to life, to liberty, to equality, to security and to property, on the following terms:
(…) XII – the secrecy of correspondence and of telegraphic, data and telephone communications is inviolable, except, in the latter case, by court order, in the cases and in the manner prescribed by law for the purposes of criminal investigation or criminal procedural finding of facts. (author’s emphasis)
The question is: do public or private platforms have the right to use their users’ data? And how should this data be used? In this sense, it is salutary to note that not even the State, even though it has access to its citizens’ data, can not, or should not, use personal data, except as permitted by law. Going further, the private entity cannot have these data either.
The point is that there doesn’t seem to be a clear delineation about the use of data, the lines are fine and the permission (join) clauses are not always intelligible to the user, which makes it difficult to understand the implications they can have in everyday life. Fernandez Júnior teaches that “if, on the one hand, access to data is seen as a social benefit, it is no less true that its misuse, whether by public entities or private entities, makes it essential to improve data protection standards. , and this also refers to the user’s understanding of the entitlement.
That said, it is concluded that it can not be clearly stated that we have a clear improvement of privacy rights, even with the current advances with the LGPD, civil and constitutional rights already advocated and all the existing discussion on the subject today. The inviolability of user data privacy must be defended. On the other hand, one must understand what is of a private nature can turn out to be of public interest.
FERNANDEZ JUNIOR, Enio Duarte. Brevíssimo aporte sobre o direito fundamental à privacidade e à intimidade na perspectiva do direito brasileiro sobre a proteção de dados pessoais. In: Portal Âmbito Jurídico. Disponível aqui. Acesso em: 05 Maio. 2020.
BRASIL. Constituição da República Federativa do Brasil. Disponível aqui. Acesso em: 05 Maio. 2020.