The article deals with problems of small and medium-sized businesses development in Ukraine. The social and economic functions of small and medium-sized businesses are outlined. Statistical indicators of small and medium-sized businesses and individuals-entrepreneurs activity is analyzed.
Questions of liability for damage caused by unlawful actions (inaction) of local selfgovernment bodies or their officials in the exercise of authority, the institute of responsibility before an individual are analyzed and also there are determined grounds for liability for nonpecuniary damage. Causing damage by public authorities, local governments and their officials refers to the special delicts and is a separate kind of responsibility.
We study the question of criminal liability of legal persons for violation of privacy. The experience of foreign European Union Member States whose legislation contains the relevant rule. The conclusion about the feasibility of supplementing the list of crimes for which responsible legal person and a crime, criminal responsibility for which is stipulated in article 182 of the criminal
code of Ukraine. The author justifies his proposal by the fact that the human right to privacy is one of the fundamental rights provided for in international instruments.