Digital Security Online Training for Civil Society 

The Lawyers’ Committee For Human Rights (YUCOM) organized an online training “Digital Security of Human Rights Activists”, on April 18, 2022. While cyber-attacks are on the rise, many CSOs have unprotected data and insufficient cyber security protocols, making them vulnerable to data loss. To fight this, organizations must priorities enacting digital security best practices. The …

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER AND FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONAL DATA

With the approval of Law no. 17/2007 on the protection of personal data, the legal requirement has established that personal data may be transferred across borders only if adequate stages of protection are provided, for instance: 1.To countries that ensure an adequate level of protection of personal data: The willingness of the countries to ensure …

TikTok bloggers start to be repressed in Belarus

According to the study “Media Consumption and Media Literacy in Belarus in August 2021-February 2022”, conducted by Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Belarusian Internet audience aged 18-74 used the TikTok social network to obtain information has increased from 18% in August 2021 to 27%. If we examine distribution according to the age of respondents, we can …

The Russia-Ukranian war triggers splinternet?

The threat of splinternet (earlier referred to as balkanization of internet) has been envisaged and discussed for 20 years already. Today many anticipate turning the global internet into the network splintered  into a collection of fragmented networks controlled by governments or corporations. Political Science News “Does Splinternet mean the end of the Internet?” 6/04/2022 described …

Internet Privacy and Personal Data Protection – Lecturers for High School Students

In March 2022, the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) held six lectures on the topic: “Internet Privacy and Personal Data Protection”. Four lectures were organized in Skopje in the school “Vasil Antevski Dren” and NOVA International School and two in Gevgelija in SOU “Josif Josifovski”. The lecturers Arben Gudaci, Data Protection and Privacy Specialist and …

Persecution of Wikipedia editors in Belarus

Wikipedia has always been extremely important for the Belarusian Internet audience as an encyclopedic reference resource. According to the Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Wikipedia.org is one of the top 10 most visited websites in Belarus. The coverage of the computer audience is 23%, i.е. almost every fourth Belarusian Internet user. Today, the development of this …

Internet regulation in Moldova and the importance of creating a favourable legal environment for the online space

In Moldova, as in many other countries, the search for a balanced form of online regulation continues. Currently, there are a number of conflicting trends in the regulation of the country’s online environment and the absence of a unified state policy in this area. Driven by fear of security risks, Moldovan authorities are increasingly attempting …

Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression

The way we seek, receive and process information has dramatically changed in the last decade. Not only has the amount of information significantly increased, but its sources diversified – from traditional media outlets, to online platforms and individuals sharing news and updates in real time on their social media profiles. All of this requires a …