On March 5, 2021, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, theInstitute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Office held the opening event of the joint project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia."
The whistleblowing institution has been in place in Georgia since 2009 and is regulated by the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service. In 2015, reforms of the whistleblowing institution and whistleblower protection were carried out and an electronic platform was created that also allows for anonymous disclosure.
On March 4, 2021 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the study “Challenges of Whistleblowing in Georgia – Legislation and Practice”.
A century has passed since 25 February 1921 when the Russian 11th Army invaded the Democratic Republic of Georgia. 100 years ago, the occupation of Georgia was preceded by the battles for defending the independence of the country, which continued even after 25 February.
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 February 11, 2021, the Public Defender established a violation of the constitutional right - access to public information of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.