Ankara 27 March 2017
The International Symposium on the Protection and Promotion of Freedom of Expression and Media...
Strasbourg 23 March 2017
The Committee of Ministers (1282nd meeting of 22-23 March 2017) agreed to the request of Burkina...
Brussels 22 March 2017
The Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Committee of Convention 108 are invited to present to the...
Copenhagen 11-16 March 2017
The Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe is providing its support to the organisation of...
Geneva 7 March 2017
Participating in this Session, the Data Protection Unit praised the annual report of the UN...
Protecting private life
You go somewhere, you buy something, you apply for a job, you pay your bills : you live... and at each of those moments of your life, your personal information is used, collected, processed. In order to protect your right to private life, with regard to the automatic processing of your personal data, the Council of Europe elaborated the "Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data".
Thirty years after its entry into force, this Convention still remains the only binding international legal instrument in the field, with a potential worldwide scope of application.
The Council of Europe has released this hard-hitting short film to highlight the dangers posed by those who wish to illegally obtain private data.
The film shows a data intruder running through a building and downloading one victim's personal data at home, another's medical records during an examination by a doctor and a third victim's bank details during a transaction at his bank. It ends with a reminder that the Council of Europe has a convention on data protection.
This Handbook is a comprehensive guide to European data protection law designed to familiarise people who are not specialised in the field of data protection with this area of law. It provides an overview of the Council of Europe’s and the European Union’s applicable legal frameworks and explains key jurisprudence of both the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
It is available in several languages: Bulgarian - Croatian - Czech - Danish - Dutch - Estonian - Finnish - Georgian - German - Greek - Hungarian - Italian - Korean - Latvian - Lithuanian - Polish - Portuguese - Romanian - Slovak - Slovenian - Spanish - Swedish - Ukrainian.
You may obtain printed versions by placing an order at: http://bookshop.europa.eu