This study’s main topic is Kosovo’s Law on the Protection of Personal Data. It aims to prove that the Law is incomplete and needs to add more articles regarding the protection of digitalized computer data, and that the enforcing institution of this Law, so the National Agency for Personal Data Protection has not been able to inform the citizens of Kosovo about it.
The study has tried to prove this by doing a comparative analysis of Kosovo and Albania’s Law on the Protection of Personal Data to find out the differences and see if there are any places that Kosovo can improve. It has also done a survey of a sample from the city of Prishtina to find out how informed they are about this Law.
The results of the qualitative research, so the comparative analysis, were inconclusive because they favored Kosovo. In this case Kosovo’s law is better than Albania’s; however, Kosovo still needs to improve its law by adding the articles that guarantee the citizens the protection of their digitalized computer data. The results of the quantitative research prove that the citizens of Prishtina are not well informed about the Law on the Protection of Personal Data or the institution responsible for implementing it.
This study has several recommendations starting from more in depth studies on the issue, more comparisons of Kosovo’s law with other countries, a larger sample size and a more comprehensive quantitative study, and a lot more engagement from the National Agency for Personal Data Protection to improve and promote the Law on the Protection of Personal Data.
Rafuna, Endrine, "The Law of the Protection of Personal Data: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT/A.U.K - formerly American University in Kosovo