Data Protection Day was first celebrated on 28 January 2007, and today is celebrated in 51 countries around the world, including North Macedonia.

The right to privacy and the protection of personal data are protected by a number of international instruments, including the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The great importance of the protection of privacy and personal data leads to a global trend of adopting appropriate laws that protect these rights. As many as 98% of the countries in Europe and more than 2/3 of the countries in the world have adopted such regulations. The Republic of North Macedonia is no exception to these trends, and the first Law on Personal Data Protection was adopted in 1994.