Is More Repression Less Repression?

Blog Post Author- Milena Vasic, Attorney at law At the beginning of October, the Draft Amendments to the Criminal Code was published on the website of the Ministry of Justice, with a public hearing deadline of 20 days. We haven’t had the opportunity to hear the Minister of Justice, to instruct us in the changes …

MYLA concludes the project with a round table with stakeholders

On 28.06.2022, MYLA organized the final event of the project – a round table with stakeholders relevant to personal data protection and the high schools included in the project. The event was attended by representatives from three high schools (the fourth high school has opted out of the project), representatives from the Personal data protection …

The draft law on ensuring security of information space: risks of tacit presumption of guilt for the virtual environment in Moldova

The legislative initiative to amend certain regulations aimed at ensuring the security of information space (draft to the Parliament of Republic of Moldova 123/2022) raises numerous questions in terms of maintaining a balance between freedom and security issues, as well as the use of formulations that can be interpreted ambiguously, which carries the risk of …

The use of some electronic services in North Macedonia has increased, but it is far from the desired level

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The use of certain electronic services during 2021, compared to the period 2019/20 has slightly increased. This is shown by the data provided by ICEDA in cooperation with Portalb.mk, comparing them with the data from the preliminary research, when the same electronic services were used less. However, the increase is still far from the level …

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 …