|Convention & Protocol|
33rd T-PD Bureau meeting
(Paris, 30 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2014)
NEWSBIG BROTHER WATCH and others,against the United Kingdom, lodged on 4 September 2013
In a Declaration issued to governments, the Committee of Ministers say that legislation allowing for overly broad surveillance of citizens can challenge their privacy and have a chilling effect on their freedom of expression and the freedom of the media.
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.
The handbook is available in English, French, German, Greek and Italian. It will also be translated into Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish.
DATA PROTECTION DAY (28 January)
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.
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