Tbilisi. GYLA has submitted its assessment report to the Parliament of Georgia, which is related to the bill on the amendment to the “Law of Georgia on Information Security”, initiated by Irakli Sesiashvili, Member of Parliament.
“The bill allows the operative-technical agency to have a direct access to information possessed by public agencies, including personal data and network sensors, while in the case of information shared through internet service providers – an indirect access, which fact will enable the agency to control any information spread through the Internet.
It is also noteworthy that the process of revision of this bill is carried out with substantial violations as it envisages important grounds for restriction of fundamental rights, while the Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration is not part of the process as a mandatory committee. In view of the above, we call on the Parliament of Georgia to carry out the legislative process with the involvement of all relevant committees, not allow the bill to be adopted in the proposed form and ensure the review of the bill is carried out only through broad public engagement and discussion”, - is stated in the report.
Source: The website of the organization