Project on Data Protection
The project on “Data protection within the framework of the civil registry system of Albania” was implemented by the Council of Europe under the auspices of the OSCE’s Presence in Albania project on “Technical Assistance to the Government of Albania on modernisation of administrative address and civil registration systems” through a grant agreement between the OSCE Presence and the European Commission Delegation in Albania.
The overall objective of the project was to support the establishment of a personal data protection legal framework in Albania, compliant with European standards, in order to provide a sound basis for the establishment of the civil registry. As the civil registry contains a lot of personal data, adequate rules, procedures and practices should be in place to ensure good administration and foster the trust of citizens in the way public authorities handle their personal data.
These European standards include the adoption of a general law on personal data protection which applies to both the public and private sectors and the establishment of an independent data protection supervisory authority.
The 18-months project, which has started in March 2007 and will be implemented until September 2008, focuses on three aspects:
- assistance to the amendment of primary and secondary legislation, to bring it in line with European standards
- assistance to the establishment and effective functioning of an independent data protection supervisory authority
- raising awareness of public authorities and private parties in Albania on data protection issues and the new legal framework.
- Strengthening Local Government Structures in Albania
- Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey - Phase I
- Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Albania (SEJ2)
- Action against Economic Crime
- Fighting Bullying and Extremism in the Education System in Albania
- Preventing and Combating Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Albania
- Supporting Effective Domestic Remedies and Facilitating the Execution of ECtHR Judgments (D-REX)
- Enhancing the Protection of Human Rights of Prisoners in Albania
- Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities in Albania
- Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)
- Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Albanian System of Human Rights Protection and Anti-discrimination
- Strengthening Local Government Structures and Cooperation of Local Elected Representatives in Albania - Phase II
- Reinforcing Local and Regional Government Structures in Albania - Phase I
- Support to the Efficiency of Justice - SEJ
- Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe
- Fight Against Discrimination Based of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
- Promoting Freedom of Expression and Information and Freedom of the Media in South-Eastern Europe
- Regional Support for Inclusive Education
- Project Against Corruption in Albania
- Excecution of ECHR's decisions
- Support to the Training of Court Administrators in Albania
- Data protection within the framework of the civil registry system of Albania
- Support to the Sustainability of the School of Magistrates
- PROSECO Project: Support to Prosecutor's Network in SEE
- Social support institutions throughout the Western Balkans Region