Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Future of Social Sciences
Analysis and Proposal on Data Related Social Concerns and Challenges: A Catholic Social Teaching Approach
From ancient times to the present, religion has had a significant influence on society and law. Dominated data-based companies have been subject to legal regulations and actions due to data breaches in recent years. As ‘the currency of the future,’ data needs highly sophisticated protection. However, the data-related regulations and laws that have been enacted globally are still in the progress of perfecting. It was found that the main challenges are: Data Security, Data privacy, and the Authenticity of Data. In order to go deeper into the above challenges, this study employed the Catholic critique of modernity and summarized the key definitions and concepts in data laws. Then analyzed the past dynasties of Catholic social teaching and formed five principles with real-world applications consequently. These five principles are human dignity, subsidiarity, solidarity and the common good, charity, distributism, and social justice. The study also examined the application and attitude of the constitutions and laws of the European Union to Catholic social teaching and then obtained the degree of influence of different political systems by Catholic social teaching. Finally, the study found how Catholic social teaching can further construct and improve data law and related issues and provide suggestions for improvement by comparing relevant cases internationally.
keywords: Catholic critique, data laws, data security, privacy, social justice.