Macedonia: Activities for citizen education about their privacy rights
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Due to the low level of public awareness on privacy issues, the activities of the international action "Freedom Not Fear" in Macedonia included efforts for educating the citizens on 12 September 2009.
In order to provide opportunities for the citizens to get to know their rights and ways to solve their privacy related problems, about fifty volunteers from nine NGOs and the Directorate for Personal Data Protection organized several knowledge sharing activities.
Around 3000 flyers in Macedonian and Albanian languages were disseminated throughout the capital of Macedonia. They contain info about the basic rights and links to websites which provide resources and tutorials about the legal and technical tools available to the citizens who need to protect their privacy from infringements from the state, companies and individuals. The volonteers also disseminated the printed version of the Call to Action from Berlin, translated into Macedonian.
On 12 September 2009, legal experts who work on the implementation of the law on private data protection and the law on free access to public information answered to citizens questions face to face, offering practical advice and guidelines.
Several NGOs contributed for the organization of this event, including the EDRi-member Metamorphosis Foundation.
Macedonia: Freedom Not Fear 2009 - Activities for Citizen Education about Their Rights (12.09.2009)
(Thanks to EDRi-member Metamorphosis Foundation)