The engagement of local civil society organizations in the protection of digital rights and cybersecurity issues is crucial for safeguarding local communities and promoting knowledge within these communities. To address this issue, representatives from nine local civil society organizations from the cities of Vlorë, Fier, Shkodra, Pogradec, Korça, and Tirana gathered last weekend in Tirana as part of the National Digital Rights Festival.
During the training, participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of the Commissioner for the Right to Information and the Protection of Personal Data. Ms. Meri Kujxhija, a representative of the Commissioner’s office, shared developments related to the new law on personal data protection with the participants.
With mentors Emirjon Marku and Silva Arapi Kuadri, participants discussed the Albanian regulatory framework, digital rights, and the General Data Protection Regulation. Regarding cybersecurity – its importance and effects on organizations and communities, as well as the implementation of secure practices – participants had the opportunity to learn and interact with mentors from SCiDEV, Erjon Curraj, and Elena Cibuku.