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IGCBP: Data protection in Albania, Romania and Serbia

And the discussions in the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme continue to be very interesting! Here is one extract of a discussion that took place under Biljana Glisovic's classroom:




Data protection in Al
by Participant A (08/04/2010 16:29)
Link To: http://www.coe.al/index.php?faqe=content/detail
Some steps have been taken in order to assure data protection in Albania. First was the law for personal data protection (Law nr 9887, dt 10.03.2008), supported by
the CoE project "Data protection within the framework of the civil
registry system of Albania” and also the creation of the institution of
"Commissioner for Personal Data Protection" who will safeguard the
application of this law.
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data protection in Romania
by Participant B (10/04/2010 10:19)
Data protection is a new concept in Romania, but it is slowly gaining ground. To this extent, a central body of governance has been created that deals specifically
with this issue - the National Authority for Monitoring the Processing
of Personal Data (yes, a very long name). Although set up in 2005, it is
only now starting to make sense of how the legal framework should work
and are starting to actively apply sanctions to those operators, service
providers, websites and so on that make illegal or unfair use of
personal data. Moreover (and I think this is a very exciting
development) they have recently commented on the importance of the
public being aware of the notion of "data protection", by stating that,
if people know their rights, then it is easier to prevent cases of
personal data misuse than waiting for such cases to happen and then
prosecuting them. So, Romania is making small but significant steps in
the right direction.

Data Protection in Serbia
by Participant C (12/04/2010 18:08)
Link To: http://www.poverenik.org.rs/index.php/en
In Serbia, similar to Albania, we have the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, supervising implementation of the Law on
Free Access to Information of Public Interest and the Law on Personal
Data Protection (link below). But things are far from ideal; the office
of the Commissioner encounters numerous difficulties and obstructions in
their work, enjoys very little Government’s support and sincere
consideration in practice in some cases. On grass-root level, thanks to
CSO, there were/are different info/public campaigns and capacity
building initiative, but their reach is still very limited and the issue
of data-protection remains little known outside expert groups.

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