Orthodox Church the Information Security

  1. Lemma
  2. Pravoslavna crkva i bezbednost informacija
  3. Serbian
  4. Principle Aspects of the Information Security (en)
  5. Stevanovic, Aleksandra
  6. Orthodox view on technology and engineering - Modes of interaction
  7. 31-1-2017
  8. Subotic, Oliver [Author]. Principle Aspects of the Information Security
  9. Covek i tehnologija
    1. Subotic, Oliver
    2. Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac
  10. Information technology - Orthodoxy and information technologies
  11. 31/01/2017
    1. In the presentation at the scientific-expert forum SIZIT 09 at the Institute of Mihajlo Pupin in Belgrade, on July 1st, 2009, Oliver Subotic expressed the willingness of Serbian Orthodox Church to adopt a national strategy for information security as civlizationally important through its professional bodies such as The center for the study and use of modern technology. Therefore, it shows and accepts others’ initiatives to engage in the discussion on information security. Firstly, it should be debated on the model of information society within which the concept of information security and data privacy should be examined.

      Secondly, in the consideration of this matter, it is necessary to suggest the general social action in terms of raising the awareness of citizens regarding the issue of privacy. Unfortunately, there is a problem of the model of individualism which society has been directed towards and in which everyone cares for their needs only, or in this context, their privacy and information security. Contrariwise, Orthodox Church has always tried to imply the model in which people next to us are equally important. Therefore, it is of vital importance to create awareness of other people needs since the early childhood. Religious Education in schools always indicates such relationship with other people to children. In that aspect, Serbian Orthodox Church shows a high level of responsibiltity and role in education and awareness-raising. If such consciousness would be raised, the problem of security and privacy would be considered differently. According to the author, in socio-cultural aspect, there is a similar Japanese approach of “culture of a group“, although slightly different since the approach of the Church is based on ontology, not sociology.

      Thirdly, the center for the study and the use of modern technology of Archbishopric of Belgrade–Karlovac has given a comprehensive analysis of the Law on Personal Data Protection (even cited at the National Parliament of Serbia) implying key vulnerabilities. In addition, the need for the establishment of special expert body for the personal data protection has been accentuated as well. Hence, the engagement and cooperation of many institutions and sectors are required.

      The question of cooperation between information technologies and church in matters such as this, has been one of the priorities of the Center which has contributed a lot in this dialogue. Therefore, it is important to trace this collaboration so as to identify the nature of the dynamics of information technologies and religion relationship.