One is a user of cyberspace
|“||when they use devices to access services, such as access to online banking, shopping, email, streaming video, social media, or the news.||”|
European Union Edit
|“||any legal entity or natural person using a publicly available electronic communications service, for private or business purposes, without necessarily having subscribed to that service.||”|
A user is
|“||[a]n individual who can receive information from, input information to, or modify information on, a system without a reliable human review. In a processing context, this also includes a process acting on behalf of a user. It is often convenient to refer to a user who is NOT a privileged user as a General User.||”|
A user accesses and sends and receives data either through individual connections or through organizations such as universities and businesses. Users in this context include both those who use a computer or the Internet primarily to receive information, as well as content creators who use the Internet to distribute information to other end users.
- ↑ Cybersecurity: Selected Issues for the 115th Congress, at 1.
- ↑ Data Retention Directive, art. 2b.
- ↑ 45 C.F.R. §164.304.
- ↑ DCID 6/3, Glossary, App. B.