Resources

Revenge porn: Comparative analysis in South East Europe

This baseline study represents a short comparative analysis of legislation regulating the non-consensual processing and distribution of images and videos (revenge porn or image-based sexual abuse). It covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Slovenia.

Introduction to digital rights

Human rights apply equally on the internet and in the physical space.

Digital technologies have opened many new and interesting ways for expressing ideas, exchanging information, associating, protesting and other similar free citizens’ activities, recognized as fundamental rights of all people. These rights enjoy universal protection and they belong to everyone, regardless of their background, status and other personal distinctions. This handbook presents some of the basic concepts in this field, illustrated with practical examples from the Western Balkan region.

Publication is available in Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

Regulatory framework in the field of digital rights

Comparative analysis: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia.

Digital rights are not commonly regulated by national legislation, as the field is quite complex and ever growing. Thus, multiple aspects of the state system have a specific mandate that impacts the level of protection of digital rights a particular state guarantees. As a starting point we chose three pillars of digital rights which can be considered vital. How the state guarantees data protection and the right to privacy, cybersecurity standards and how it empowers and enables the freedom of media in the digital environment is the primary focus of this summary. For further details, you can refer to the comprehensive comparative study which served as a foundation for this baseline analysis.

Publication is available in Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

All you need to know about harassment on the internet

Social media have long been more than just scrolling through photo galleries from vacations or family gatherings. With all the benefits they provide us, social media platforms also carry great risks for their users. How to deal with harassment on the internet, what are the consequences and which steps to take to protect yourself?

Video is available in Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

All you need to know about security on the internet

Without basic digital hygiene there is no security on the internet. The software we use is not perfect and each vulnerability puts our data at risk of being misused by cybercriminals. Why is it important to take care of the security of online services, accounts and devices we use and how to protect our personal data, financial information and other digital resources?

Video is available in Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

All you need to know about data protection on the internet

Personal data is information that identifies you more closely and with the help of which, directly or indirectly, an individual can be identified. Examples are name, telephone number, fingerprint, political belief or medical history. What is personal data protection and what are the guarantees that the collection and processing of data are carried out transparently and in accordance with the law?

Video is available in Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

PANDEMIC FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS REPORT

The report presents an overview of the main violations of citizens’ digital rights in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Romania in the period from 31 January to 30 September 2020.

DIGITAL RIGHTS FALTER AMID POLITICAL AND SOCIAL UNREST

The report presents an overview of digital rights violations in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Romania in the period from August 2019 until December 2020.