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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.

Personal data of more than 5 million citizens of Serbia unlawfully published

A text file containing personal data of 5 190 396 Serbian citizens, and more than 4 000 financial documents (over 19 gigabytes of content in total) were publicly available last week on the official website of the Privatization Agency of the Republic of Serbia, as SHARE Foundation established.

more... privatnostpodaciprivacyData Protection 24. 12. 2014.

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.