Definitions Edit

Cyberspace Edit

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.[1]

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.[2]

General Edit

A user (also referred to as an end user) is "[a] person or entity with authorized access"[3] to a computer or computer network, like the Internet.

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.[4]

Overview Edit

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.

References Edit

  1. Cybersecurity: Selected Issues for the 115th Congress, at 1.
  2. Data Retention Directive, art. 2b.
  3. 45 C.F.R. §164.304.
  4. DCID 6/3, Glossary, App. B.

See also Edit