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Bosnia & Herzegovina: RAK publishes regulatory recommendations for protection of minors on the internet

The Regulatory Agency for Communications ('RAK') published, on 7 July 2022, a report which analyses the protection of minors on the internet. In particular, focusing on the responsibilities of internet service providers ('ISPs'), the RAK considered the current practices and existing regulatory frameworks applicable in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in EU and international regions. Furthermore, the RAK identified a number of risks, including the risk of violations of minors' privacy and the misuse of personal data. As such, the RAK concluded the report with a number of regulatory recommendations, such as:

  • creating a network of social and institutional cooperation and defining mechanisms for institutional action;
  • establishing a system of self and co-regulation;
  • conducting audits in the field of minors' protection on the internet; and
  • standardising technical aspects, including obligations for ISPs to implement protection mechanisms and integrate minors' rights into corporate policies.

You can read the press release here and the report here, both only available in Bosnian.