Having stepped into the era of computer technology, humanity has adjudged itself to myriads of threads and significant changes in sphere of communication, which may result in severe social hazards or even ignite a moral crisis. As a matter of fact, the growing number of youngsters nowadays is prone to advocate thoroughly obnoxious views on such issues as safety in the Internet, legitimacy of breaking (or bending) the law while operating in virtual space, thus posing threat both to the privacy of common-place users and to official institutions. It is impossible to deny the fact that the Internet has become an integral part of our life, consequently we are to face and to deal with all the dangers of relying on advances of technology.
Extensive networks based on the Internet and contemporary state of art technology have created a fertile ground for e-business and e-commerce, as well as for private usage of the citizens. Hardly can one imagine a day without an avalanche of electronic gadgets, which ease our existence, fulfill the most challenging tasks, provide us with an access to immense databases and simplify all the activities performed by a man. On the other hand, the sphere of IT-technology proves to be a besetting temptation for those, who are inclined to abuse the law, which does not always exactly stipulate the norms of conduct in the virtual reality.
The Internet is the nearest thing to libertarian in a modern society – but nowadays users are urged to apply special security programs and cyber-insurance designed to cover potential losses resulting from network security breaches and other IT-related problems.
The problem of the e-crime is being placed on the top of agendas in countries from all the corners of the world in order to abolish or at least prevent invasion into privacy of Internet-users and to guarantee safety when facilitating any kind of human activity electronically. Such cyber-crimes as hacking, virus-attacks, cyber-theft have become a grave issue for Internet-users, so probably it is high time governors restricted the legislation regarding operating in virtual reality, namely in the Internet, which seems to be a stepping stone to providing safety in the Internet. However, the vast majority of Internet-users do not share this enthusiasm, for stricter regulations would inevitably lead to endless prohibitions facing faint distaste of common-place people, who are accustomed to unlimited access to all the facilities of the World Wide Web.