On March 22nd 2021 the Venice Commission and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe published their joint opinion on the recent amendments to the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications concerning the appointment of a special manager.
On March 11, 2021, the National Agency of Public Registry suspended the registration of a special manager appointed to Caucasus Online Ltd. by the Georgian National Communications Commission.
Tbilisi City Court Fully Granted the Appeal of IDFI against Media Academy and ordered the respondent to provide public information.
On February 18, IDFI held an online conference entitled, Artificial Intelligence: International Trends and Georgia. The conference aimed to explore international tendencies, standards, transparency, and ethical principles of using artificial intelligence, as well as particular cases of using artificial intelligence in Georgia’s public sector, and their implications for the right to privacy in the country.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is a rapidly growing and developing area of the fourth industrial revolution – digital transformation era. It plays a special role in the formation of the global agenda, global economic developments, societal development, public administration and governenance.
Technological advances have substantially increased the availability of technical or software means required for the creation of services rooted in artificial intelligence.
On February 15, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) conducted an online training for civil servants on the use of artificial intelligence systems in the public sector.
On August 2nd, 2018, the Georgian National Communication Commission (the Commission/GNCC) established NNLE Media Academy (Media Academy) and granted it the mandate of promoting media literacy in Georgia.
On October 14, 2020, Freedom House published an annual report on Internet freedom around the world. In 2020, Georgia obtained a score of 76 out of 100 and was assessed as “Free” in terms of Internet freedom. The country’s score improved by 1 point compared to 2019.
The amendments to the Law of Georgia on Information Security initiated in October 2019 became the subject of criticism of the representatives of civil society, private sector as well as the experts in the field. IDFI was actively involved in the process of reviewing the bill and examining the risks associated with the amendments.
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