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Analysis of domains and privacy policies of the Macedonian websites reviewed by “Website of the Day” blog

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The Privacy Policy (PP) is a document, page or part of a page of the website, explaining how administrators handle the personal data of the visitors. PP reflects the existence of awareness about the legal restrictions and obligations in this area, and whether the company/organization has established work procedures to ensure protection.

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Many Macedonian websites are not using the .mk domain, so the data for the presence of privacy policy of 63 websites is presented according to the domain:

Domain No. of websites Has a PP Percentage
.mk 42 12 29%
Other domains 21 3 14%
Total 63 15 24%

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The selection of websites for the sample is not determined by whether or not a privacy policy is present, and due to the limited number of websites covered, it cannot be considered to be a statistically representative sample for all the Macedonian websites. The reviewed websites were selected based on certain properties: quality, originality of the idea, popularity etc. and as such are recommended to the readership of the Vreme newspaper, and to the visitors of this blog.

A more detailed description according to second level domains is given in the following table.

Domain No. of websites Has a PP
.org.mk 2 1
.org 2 0
.net 3 0
.com.mk 21 4
.blogspot.com 3 0
.com 12 2
.mk 17 7
.se 1 1
in.mk 1 0
edu.mk 1 0
Total 63 15

Out of 63 Macedonian websites, only 15 have a privacy policy, i.e. 23,8% of all the reviewed Macedonian websites for the selected period. Most of the reviews are for websites that have a com.mk (21) domain or 33.33% of all the websites. Next are the websites with a .mk domain (17) – 26.9% and the websites with a .com domain (12) – 19%.

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A list of reviewed Macedonian websites in the period April 2008 – February 2010 having a privacy policy:

Tvoja muzika Review in “Website of the Day”/a>“ Patuvaj zaedno Review in “Website of the Day”
Terminologija Review in “Website of the Day” Doma.com.mk Review in “Website of the Day”
Mladiinfo Review in “Website of the Day” Step.mk Review in “Website of the Day”

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Review in “Website of the Day” ping.mk Review in “Website of the Day”
Ibid Review in “Website of the Day” FlowerShop Review in “Website of the Day”
ДеБагирај Review in “Website of the Day” Trgovski centar Review in “Website of the Day”“
GVG Midnight Review in “Website of the Day” ParkNOW Review in “Website of the Day”
Odgovori рецензија во „Веб-сајт на денот“
Note: In the meantime, some of the reviewed websites have become inactive.