Convention & Protocol



    3rd meeting of the
    Ad Hoc Committee
    on Data Protection




    1-3 December 2014




  • 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


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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, Deutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish.



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.