Privacy and data protection: Legal aspects in the Republic of Macedonia


  • Nora Osmani Information Technology Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia



The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical assessment of the existing Law on Personal Data Protection in the Republic of Macedonia. The paper aims to analyse whether there is a need for additional legal tools in order to achieve a balance between maintaining data integrity in the digital age and the use of modern technology. The paper discusses the meaning of “information privacy” in the age of big data, cyber threats and the domestic and international response to these issues. Special focus is dedicated to privacy policy enforcement in European Union Law. Having regard to the development of new technologies, prevailing data protection legislation may no longer be able to provide effective protection for individuals’ personal information. Therefore, existing laws should be continuously adapted to respond to new challenges and situations deriving from different online activities and communications.


personal data, privacy, digital age, cyber threats, European Union law


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How to Cite

Osmani, N. (2016) “Privacy and data protection: Legal aspects in the Republic of Macedonia”, Academicus International Scientific Journal. Vlora, Albania, 7(14), pp. 59–68. doi: 10.7336/academicus.2016.14.04.