The legal framework does not impose any limitation about the use of internet and web based platforms. The Law no. 9887, dated 10.03.2008 “For the Protection of Personal Data”, amended stipulates specific guarantees toward collection of personal data, its storage, disclosure, and transfer, of users’ information. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in households and by individuals reveals that the number of people using the internet has surged over the year, where 82.2% of Albania households have internet access.

In the last years, CSOs have increasingly used social media and creation of online platforms in order to inform and communicate with the public and to advocate for concerning issues. According to the report of National Resource Centre, the communication channels and tools most used by organizations to inform and interact with the general public are social media, specifically Facebook in 90% of the cases, the organizations’ website for 56.5% of organizations as well as local audio-visual media in 55% of cases. 

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