In Focus

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Filip Stojanovski: Various actors are trying to undermine democracy with disinformation

Photo: Fisnik Xhelili, Portalb At this year’s “DISICON – Information Integrity’s Role in Defending Democracy” conference, Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis Foundation’s Partnership and Resource Development Director, spoke about the foreign interventions in the process of undermining democracy, but also about Metamorphosis Foundation’s efforts in the fight against disinformation, writes Portalb.mk. Stojanovski stressed that the integrity of […]

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Kadriji: The abuse of personal data is mainly related to cybercrime

Leonora Kadriji, Secretary-General of the Agency for Personal Data Protection About 60 percent of all complaints received by the Personal Data Protection Agency (hereinafter the Agency) are from citizens seeking protection because someone illegally posted their personal information, videos, photos, audio recordings on social networks or other Internet sites (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pornhub, Snapchat, […]

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What is the role of the Personal Data Protection Officer?

The Personal Data Protection Officer (hereinafter the Officer) plays a key role in establishing and maintaining a personal data protection system for companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies or individuals who use personal data of individuals for their own (commercial) purposes. These entities are so-called controllers or use personal data of individuals for the needs and […]

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Personal Data Collection for profiling and digital marketing through ecological action for afforestation

In December 2021, one of the three largest banks in our country conducted a campaign through which, as stated in the official announcement, for each digitally submitted statement of consent for the use of personal data for direct marketing, the bank will provide one seedling for the afforestation of the Maleshevo region, which was destroyed […]

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Call for Applications – Grants for Civil Society Organizations

ICEDA is delighted to inform you about an upcoming Call for Applications that would to provide support to CSOs to promote the Digital Agenda through the second Small Grants Scheme Cycle LOT 2: Awarding of grants for Digital Agenda Advocacy Initiatives, awarding 15 small grants to CSOs from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia […]

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Announcement for Call for applications

The Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda (ICEDA) network issues an: ANNOUNCEMENT CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ICEDA is delighted to inform you about an upcoming Call for Applications that would to provide support to CSOs to promote the Digital Agenda through the second Small Grants Scheme Cycle LOT 2: Awarding of grants for Digital Agenda […]

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Open Data Misconceptions: Experience from the Western Balkans

Source: www.pixabay.com   Open data as a concept is relatively new, it hasn’t yet celebrated its 30th birthday since it was first mentioned as a term in 1995 from an American scientific agency. Nevertheless, it has gained prominence across the world at a great speed due to the need for fast and easy access to […]

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Investigative article: “RNM, waiting and wandering: The road of two young people towards getting a marriage certificate – Portalb.mk”

Marriage Certificate. Photo: Portalb.mk The citizens of our country face everyday problems of different nature when it comes to obtaining documents. The public administration does not always function properly and this is best shown by the public opinion polls. Portalb.mk directly followed the procedure for obtaining a wedding of a couple from Skopje, who decided […]

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The new Covid-calculator with many open questions about users' privacy

The new Covid-calculator with which users can calculate their so-called covid-age or what is their risk of getting infected with Covid -19, although it can serve as a useful tool, leaves open many questions regarding the privacy of the data of those who will use it. The Covid-calculator was developed by the Macedonian Occupational Safety […]

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Metamorphosis Foundation joins the “Reclaim Your Face” movement for limiting the biometric mass surveillance of citizens

On the occasion of the 28th January – European Data Protection Day, the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society announced it will join the international movement “Reclaim Your Face”. “Reclaim Your Face” is a movement started by members of EDRi – European Digital Rights Initiative, in order to limit the use of systems for mass […]