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Strategy for limiting online freedoms, innovation, and access to knowledge

We call on all interested parties in Serbia to join the public debate regarding the Government’s proposed Intellectual Property Strategy 2016 - 2020. The Draft Strategy was filed by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development to the Government Board of Industry and Finance, which in early November set the dates for public debate on the Draft from November 3 to 22, 2016.

more... IP/CopyrightInternet freedom 15. 11. 2016.

Social media as editors of public sphere: YouTube vs. Ombudsman

The Ombudsman Saša Janković reported on Twitter that his YouTube channel got suspended. The notification suggests that the suspension was a result of other users’ reports. Janković clarified that, after his associates sent an appeal, an automated reply was sent on August 12 stating that the account would remain suspended.

more... censorshipfreedom of expressionInternet freedom 04. 10. 2016.

SHARE investigates: Who knows where you have been last summer?

SHARE Foundation recently conducted a pilot study among the three mobile operators in Serbia - Telekom, Telenor and VIP - to establish how domestic companies handle this type of personal data of its users. Geolocation technologies enables the identification of the place from which the device connects to the Internet, whether it is a computer, a smartwatch, a phone or a car navigation. If this data, shown as exact coordinates of latitude and longitude, can be linked to a specific person, geolocation information are considered to be personal data.

more... Data ProtectionData RetentionprivacyTelecommunication law 08. 07. 2016.

The “Italian job” of Serbian security services

At least one Serbian security service negotiated the purchase, while the Ministry of Defense comes up as a trial user of the spy software made by Hacking Team (HT), a company from Milan whose electronic databases were made publicly available last week by Anonymous and Wikileaks.

more... surveillance 13. 07. 2015.

Arresting a Facebook account in Aleksinac

Another incident involving contentious status on a private Facebook profile could soon end up in court: a police inquiry was launched against Dejan Milojević from the town of Aleksinac, in southern Serbia, after his comments posted on the social network were allegedly threatening to Serbian PM’s safety.

more... 11. 07. 2015.

Research: emails of public sector employees available to the public

A new rule was established based on research by the Share Foundation - email communication or other forms of correspondence between persons employed in state administration is information of public importance.

more... open government 11. 07. 2015.

Republic of Srpska trying to enforce “public order” on the Internet

Government of the Republic of Srpska (RS) proposed a new Law on Public Order, which would include the Internet, i.e. social networks, in the definition of “public place”. Namely, in the explanatory part of the Proposal it is stated that the reason for expanding the definition of a public place is the fact that certain offenses are organized on social networks, and that the consequences of these offenses occur in public places.

more... Republika SrpskaInternet freedomfilteringnet neutrality 30. 01. 2015.