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  • Denmark approved the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS 181). The Protocol will enter into force for Denmark on 1 July 2015.

  • San Marino signed the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108)

  • Convention 108 -  the CAHDATA approved the modernisation proposals : The Ad hoc Committee on data protection (CAHDATA) of the Council of Europe approved on 3 December 2014, after discussions and amendments, the modernisation proposals of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108) during its 3rd and last meeting held in Strasbourg on 1-3 December 2014. A draft amending Protocol will be prepared on this basis and transmitted to the Committee of Ministers for examination and adoption.

  • Letter of the Chair of the T-PD and of Article 29 Working Party,  sent to the Cybercrime Committee of the Council of Europe in relation to the scenarios on transborder access to personal data

  • Mauritius Flag Mauritius - Data Protection Act  

  • Questionnaire on medical technologies and data protection issues

  • Opinion of the T-PD on the implications for data protection of mechanism for automatic inter-state exchanges of data for administrative and tax purposes - 4 June 2014

  • STATEMENT OF FACTS - Fourth session, Application no. 58170/13, BIG BROTHER WATCH and others, against the United Kingdom, lodged on 4 September 2013

PREVIOUSLY

  • Beyond: Contrôlez-vous l'accès à vos données personnelles?
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  • PUBLICATIONS

    Handbook on European data protection law

    This Handbook is a comprehensive guide to European data protection law designed to familiarise legal practitioners who are not specialised in the field of data protection with this area of law. It provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’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.

    Handbook in English and French and in other languages : Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian Spanish and Ukrainian.

    DATA PROTECTION DAY (28 January)

    DATA PROTECTION

    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".

    30 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.