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Debates in Chisinau: New challenges to Internet freedom in the context of current security risks

New challenges to Internet freedom in Moldova in the context of current security risks were discussed at the round table held on July 19 in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. One of the topics that generated the most lively discussions was the recent legislative initiatives to regulate the information space, including the …

Will Digital Revolution Eat Its Children?

On 14 June 2022, IT system of the Serbian State Cadastre, the public platform containing data on real estate (land, parcels, houses, apartments..) and its owners, was subject to a hacker attack. According to the Cadastre officials, in order to prevent the damage to infrastructure and preserve the data, the system was locked, both for …

ATIC hosts Conference on Personal Data Protection

On June 28, the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) in collaboration with the National Centre for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP) and the ABA Roli of Law Initiative Project “Personal Data Protection – Rights and Obligations in the Republic of Moldova” have organized the Conference on Personal Data Protection to strengthen the collaboration in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Teens, Social Media and Online Privacy

Social media plays a big role in teen culture today. A survey conducted by the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) asked 14-18 year olds in North Macedonia about use of social networks and online privacy. The survey shows that more than 99% of teens have used social media. On average, teens are online more than …