Data Protection

Convention & Protocol
Modernisation
Committee
Documents

Legal instruments
   
Data Protection
Compilation of Council of Europe texts    
Council of Europe treaties
Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data   ETS No.108, 28 January 1981 (Entry into force: 1.10.1985) and Explanatory Report
Amendment to Convention ETS No.108 allowing the European Communities to accede   Adopted 15 June 1999 (Entry into force: after acceptation by all Parties) and Explanatory Memorandum
Additional Protocol to Convention ETS No.108 on Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows   ETS No. 181 (Opened for signature on 8 November 2001) and Explanatory Report
Recommendations and Resolutions of the Committee of Ministers
Recommendations  

 

Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of human rights with regard to social networking services    
Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines    
Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)13 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data in the context of profiling (23 November 2010)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(2002) 9 on the protection of personal data collected and processed for insurance purposes (18 September 2002)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(99) 5 for the protection of privacy on the Internet (23 February 1999)    
Recommendation No.R(97) 18 on the protection of personal data collected and processed for statistical purposes (30 September 1997)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(97) 5 on the protection of medical data (13 February 1997)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(95) 4 on the protection of personal data in the area of telecommunication services, with particular reference to telephone services (7 February 1995)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(91) 10 on the communication to third parties of personal data held by public bodies (9 September 1991)
 
  Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(90) 19 on the protection of personal data used for payment and other operations (13 September 1990)
 
  Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(89) 2 on the protection of personal data used for employment purposes (18 January 1989)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(87) 15 regulating the use of personal data in the police sector (17 September 1987) 
 
  Evaluation reports
First report (1994)
Second report (1998)
Third report (2002)

Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(86) 1 on the protection of personal data for social security purposes (23 January 1986)   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(85) 20 on the protection of personal data used for the purposes of direct marketing (25 October 1985)
 
  Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(83) 10 on the protection of personal data used for scientific research and statistics (23 September 1983) [replaced by Recommendation No. R(97) 18 with regard to statistics]   Explanatory memorandum
Recommendation No.R(81) 1 on regulations for automated medical data banks (23 January 1981) [replaced by Recommendation No. R (97) 5]    
Resolutions    
Resolution (74) 29 on the protection of individuals vis--vis electronic data banks in the public sector    

Resolution (73) 22 on the protection of privacy of individuals vis--vis electronic data banks in the private sector

Declarations    
Declaration of the Committee of Minister on Risks to Fundamental Rights stemming from Digital Tracking and other Surveillance Technologies
(Adopted
by the Committee of Ministers on 11 June 2013)