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IDFI invites you to Good Governance Forum 2021

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) is delighted to invite you to an online international conference Good Governance Forum 2021.

 

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Executive Director of IDFI Delivered the Speech on the Open Parliament Forum regarding the Role of the Parliament in Fighting the Disinformation

On December 2, 2021, Giorgi Kldiashvili, Executive Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) will participate in the 2021 Open Parliament Forum which is organized by the Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF).

 

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Representatives of the Political Parties from the Eastern Partnership Countries visited IDFI and got acquainted with its Activities

On November 26, the representatives of the administration of the political parties from the Eastern Partnership Countries visited IDFI. The participants of the meeting belonged to political organizations of Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus, such as Batkivshchyna,European Solidarity,Party of Action and Solidarity,Movement for Freedom and United Civil Party.  

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Toolkit on Monitoring Beneficial Owners

Transparency of tax information and beneficial owners is one of the most important mechanisms for preventing corruption. The recent instances of journalists and civil monitoring groups uncovering opaque practices in this regard have made the topic all the more urgent.

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IDFI held a workshop on the protection of personal data and guarantee of digital rights

On November 25, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a workshop on the protection of personal data and guarantee of digital rights.

 

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Online Information Manipulation: Experiences, Challenges, and International Practice

Developing effective tools for monitoring large-scale information disseminated online also remains an important challenge in the Georgian context. Usually, for small languages ​​such as Georgian, such tools are rarely available, and existing monitoring tools require considerable human resources and time investment. In addition, the issue of public trust and authority of civil society as one of the most active sectors working against information manipulation, is noteworthy. A low level of trust has a negative impact on the efforts of the civil society sector to reduce the negative effects of information manipulation and disinformation campaigns in society and to prevent the socio-political polarization based on them. Along with the issue of trust, when it comes to mechanisms to combat online information manipulation, the issue of a unified evaluation and monitoring system remains challenging for civil society organizations in the country.

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Ensuring Personal Data Protection in Cyberspace: Challenges and Needs of Georgia

In Georgia, throughout the past decade, the standards of cybersecurity and protection of personal data have significantly developed at the level of both legislative and practical implementation. The organizational-institutional framework has been established in both fields, knowledge of specialists working in these areas increased, appropriate strategic and legislative frameworks have been created, which, along with the regulation, should create favorable environmental conditions for cyber security and personal data protection development.

 

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Presentation of Toolkit and Regional Study on Beneficial Ownership

On November 24, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented a toolkit and regional study on beneficial ownership.

The regional study on beneficial ownership was prepared by IDFI and its partner organizations from Visegrad Group, with the goal of overviewing legislation and practice on beneficial ownership transparency in Georgia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

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Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Georgia and Visegrad Countries

The right to property is a fundamentally important one, representing one of the cornerstones of any kind of economic relationship, attracting investments, and guaranteeing the further development of the economy in general. However, the right to property is not an absolute right. On the one hand, it is a bearer of broad public social responsibility, and on the other hand, the legal regime of property rights also equips the bearer of such a right with corresponding obligations. In particular, the latter must be governed by domestic as well as international law and fulfill its obligations to other economic entities, organizations, individuals, and the state.

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IDFI Held an Online Lecture for Student on Digital Security and Rights Issues

On November 22, 2021 staff members of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Teona Turashvili and Nino Gozalishvili held an online discussion with students. The participants were presented with the findings of the study conducted on the issues of digital security and rights.

 

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