Цифровые отношения как предмет правового исследования

Translated title of the contribution: Digital relationships as a subject of legal research

Stathis Banakas, Dmitry Anatolyevich Petrov, Vladimir Fedorovich Popondopulo, Elena Vladimirovna Silina

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The subject of legal science manifests itself as a result of the study of its object by methods suitable for the study of the object. A legal scholar must operate not only with formal legal research methods, but with other methods that allow one to understand the purpose and means of activity of a participant in digital relations, and then also the environment (digital technologies and regulatory frameworks) as an external factor influencing the behavior (will) of participants in digital relationships. These methods imply a difference in the types of human activity and relations, as well as their legal regimes: private and public digital relations and methods of their regulation. From a theoretical point of view, digital law is not a separate subdivision in the legal system, but a digital form of private and public digital relations, which requires new approaches to their regulation, but not replacing the content of digital relations with their form. Private digital relations are the result of legal communication (self-regulation) of participants in digital relations. Public digital relations are not relations of law, but relations of power and subordination (power relations). The constitutional aspects of the legal study of digital relations make it possible to find a balance in matters of state support for the development of digital technologies and ensuring human rights and freedoms in his digital relationship with the state. The digitalization of relations is only one of the means used by society and its public entities for the good of man, as his highest value. The state should not so much regulate technological processes as exercise state control over the activities of technology developers and protect the rights of participants in digital relations.

Translated title of the contributionDigital relationships as a subject of legal research
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)492-509
Number of pages18
JournalВестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Право (Herald St Petersburg State University. Law)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2023


  • content of digital relations
  • digital law
  • digital legal relation
  • digital power relation
  • digital relation
  • freedoms
  • human rights
  • objects of digital relations
  • research methodology
  • subjects of digital relations

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