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“Architecture” of Civil Registration: Text and Digital Format

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The author has attempted to show that in the context of building information society the format of its management changes, and law is being transformed accordingly as the main social regulator. Traditional state institutions are being modernized including the sector of registry office. The civil status record as the “primary cell” of the Unified State Register has been transformed from a simple text into an electronic one. The organizational and legal basis for the change in the format of the civil status act was a whole block of normative legal acts of various legal force. At the same time, the adoption of methodological and technical standards is required, without which it is impossible to form the maintenance of act records in a new digital format. We consider the need for the modernization of the entire system of state registration of civil status acts to update the legal terminology used in the field of legal regulation of relations in the field of civil registration. Many terms from everyday life become legal categories in information law, and need official and doctrinal interpretation (“digital landscape,” “digital hygiene”, etc.). It is for this reason that the conceptual legal apparatus is objectively subject to renewal. In this article, the author substantiates the advisability of applying the term architecture to a civil registration in digital format.

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I. A. Trofimets
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Spain

Irina A. Trofimets, Cand. Sci. (Law), Associate Professor

155 calle Velazquez, Madrid 28002


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Trofimets I.A. “Architecture” of Civil Registration: Text and Digital Format. Kutafin Law Review. 2021;8(3):453-471.

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