The role of the Personal Data Protection Officer [North Macedonia]

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The Personal Data Protection Officer (hereinafter the Officer) plays a key role in establishing and maintaining a personal data protection system for companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies or individuals who use personal data of individuals for their own (commercial) purposes. These entities are so-called controllers or use personal data of individuals for the needs and …

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 …

Unfounded lawsuits against human rights activists in Serbia

The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM, together with partners Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) and Association People’s Parliament, as a consortium initiative “Solidarity for the Rights of All”, have organized the conference in regard to the presentation of second Report on Attacks on Human Rights Defenders in Serbia for 2021 in the hybrid event …

Accessibility and Usability on the Internet for People with Disabilities in Moldova

Persons with disabilities and special needs often face barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis, including the access to, and use of, information and communication technologies. These barriers include none or very little attention to incorporating accessibility features for online content (including websites), limited adaptability in the functionality of products …

Privacy of Marginalized Groups in Serbia Not Adequately Protected

Partners Serbia, together with 5 civil society organizations organized their annual Privacy Week event, from 24 to 27 January 2022, which covered a variety of topics related to protection of privacy in different areas. One of the Privacy Week panels was dedicated to discrimination as a consequence of violation of privacy of sensitive social groups, …

Analysis of e-services in municipalities of the Republic of North Macedonia

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Almost all strategies for the development of an information society and digital technologies relating to public administration reform plan activities for the state to create an enabling environment for innovation and to ensure delivery of personalized, easily available services for all users, thereby enhancing the transparency and accountability of state institutions. In the case of …

Cumulative report on Digital Agenda advancement in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia

Digitalization in all spheres and for all social groups (without exception) is an effective mechanism for improving the well-being of citizens. This means improving the digital work and greater efficiency of institutions, organizations and other social entities. The Digital Agenda (DA) covers the development of the information society in the broadest sense. The aim of …

International Conference e-Society.mk: “Democracy in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities” to start November 30th

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From 30 November to 3 December 2021, Metamorphosis Foundation is organizing the 17th edition of the annual conference e-Society.mk. This year’s topic is “Democracy in the digital age: challenges and opportunities”. The international conference e-Society.mk will bring together experts, activists, journalists, civil servants and supporters from the Western Balkans and beyond to share their views …