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European digital rights fighters in Belgrade

SHARE Foundation, together with “European Digital Rights (EDRi)”, Wikimedia Germany and Wikimedia Serbia, organized the “Energise! Mobilise! Network!” conference, which took place on September 4th and 5th in the Cultural Institution “Parobrod”.

more... 30. 09. 2014.

Analysis of Internet freedoms in Serbia

In the first text called “Internet remembers everything”, you had the chance to read the analysis of the state of freedom of expression and information on the Internet during the emergency situation because of the floods that hit Serbia and the region in May. We could see content critical of the government mysteriously disappearing (e.g.

more... censorship 08. 08. 2014.

Online and citizen media on a turning point: if they wish, web platforms can be equalled with media

Government of Serbia confirmed the proposals for the set of media laws and sent it to the National Parliament for adoption through an urgent procedure, which is usual for proposals of the laws from the “European agenda”.

more... Defense 06. 08. 2014.

Regulatory approaches to protection of human rights in the digital society: personal data protection

Personal data has become a foundation for new business-models as well as a foundation of responsibility for those companies which collect and process data about their users. Since it  is almost inevitable for individuals not to give their personal data, business-models are obliged to protect the users and ensure safety of their personal data from any kind of misuse and violation. Otherwise, serious violations of human rights, especially violation of the right to privacy, can be possible.

more... Data Protection 30. 07. 2014.

Regulatory approaches to protection of human rights in the digital society: case law and users’ expectations in personal data protection area

As we announced in the previous article, this one, the last in the series, will present how corporations can regain their users’ trust, and help them understand the importance and price of their data.  

more... Data Protection 30. 07. 2014.

Regulatory approaches to protection of human rights in the digital society: Data Protection Officer within a company

The practice of introducing a Data Protection Officer is widely accepted in corporations around the world.

more... Data Protection 30. 07. 2014.

Regulatory approaches to protection of human rights in the digital society: international standards for the protection of personal data

As data we give to corporations while using their services draws a lot of attention nowadays and cause fear that privacy might be dead, we have decided, with a set of texts, published on a weekly basis, to point out to major trends in this area and ways in which corporations can preserve or regain their reputation.

 

more... Data Protection 30. 07. 2014.

Regulatory approaches to protection of human rights in the digital society: alternative mechanisms for personal data protection

Collecting, processing and use of personal data is one of the biggest challenges of information society. Personal data has become a foundation for new business-models, but at the same time a foundation of responsibility of companies which collect and process data about their users. In order to protect its business and users, corporations have developed alternative mechanisms for personal data protection.

more... Data Protection 30. 07. 2014.

Internet remembers everything

A true indicator of maturity and democracy of a country and its society is the vulnerability to public scrutiny. A government which cares about democratic values ​​and the rule of law should not allow public debate on matters of public interest to die down, even in emergency situations such as the natural disaster that hit Serbia during the previous weeks. The state can not only directly infringe the right to freedom to disseminate and receive information, it also needs to create conditions that no one, whether a public or a private actor, threatens that freedom.

more... censorship 28. 05. 2014.

Import and use of surveillance equipment: the case of Trovicor

In the Wikileaks documents, Serbia was among the countries where representatives of the companies who sell surveillance equipment were located and it is believed that someone in Serbia has bought FinFisher/FinSpy software, which can be used for surveillance of electronic communications. In our previous article, Share Defense has pointed out at Serbian legislation and possible abuses of these instruments.

 

more... surveillance 02. 04. 2014.