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    Strasbourg, 2 December 2011 T-PD (2011) RAP 27 Abr

    CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION
    OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO AUTOMATIC PROCESSING
    OF PERSONAL DATA [ETS 108]
    (T-PD)

27th Plenary meeting

Strasbourg, 29 November – 2 December 2011
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    ABRIDGED REPORT

    DG I – Human Rights and Rule of Law

    The Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (T-PD), established under Article 18 of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data [ETS No. 108], held its 27th meeting in Strasbourg from 29 November to 2 December 2011, with Mr Jean-Philippe Walter (Switzerland) in the chair. The agenda, as adopted by the T-PD, and the list of participants are set out in Appendices I and II.

    The T-PD:

    1. gave a first reading of the proposals of modifications to Convention 108 drawn up on the basis of the results of a public consultation process and the work carried out in the Bureau, and instructed the latter to review these proposals in the light of the exchange of views and comments made, with a view to a written consultation of delegations in early 2012;

    2. took note of the Study on Recommendation (89)2 on the protection of personal data used for employment purposes, drafted by Mr Giovanni Buttarelli and asked its Bureau to finalise the corresponding draft Recommendation in 2012;

    3. took note of the preliminary report by Mr Joseph Cannataci and Ms Mireille Caruana on Recommendation (87)15 on regulating the use of personal data in the police sector and invited those delegations which had not already done so to reply to the questionnaire by 28 February 2012. Delegations which had already forwarded their replies could, in the meantime, supplement or amend the information previously provided;

    4. took note of the presentation by Mr Joël Sollier from Interpol and of the new code on data processing in the light of the challenges of international police co-operation.

    5. took note of the information on Data Protection Day 2011 and of the initiatives for the 2012 event, and of the major developments and activities in the data protection field since its last plenary meeting;

    6. took note of the information presented by Ms Jacqueline Peschard concerning the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (Mexico, 2-3 November 2011) and thanked her for the opportunity that was provided to promote Convention 108 during this “privacy week”, and in particular at the General Assembly of the Ibero-American Network of Data Protection (RIPD);

    7. discussed its work programme for the coming years;

    8. held an exchange of views with the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) and took note of the finalisation by this Steering Committee of the draft recommendations on social networks and on search engines;

    9. adopted its opinion on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1984(2011) on “the protection of privacy and personal data on the Internet and online media”;

    10. determined the criteria to be applied in examining the possible admission of new observers and took a positive decision on the request from the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) to obtain Observer status.

    11. agreed on the amendments to be made to its rules of procedure;

    12. elected Ms Nevena Ružić (Serbia) successor member of the Bureau for a term of office lasting until the next plenary meeting;

    13. elected Ms Eva Souhrada-Kirchmayer Council of Europe Data Protection Commissioner, and warmly thanked the previous Commissioner, Mr Karel Neuwirt, for his commitment and the excellent quality of his work;

    14. took note of the dates of the 28th plenary meeting (19-22 June 2012), as well as of the dates of the Bureau (6-8 February 2012 in Strasbourg and 16-18 April 2012 in Paris).

    APPENDIX I
    AGENDA

    I. Opening of the meeting

    II. Adoption of the agenda

    III. Statement by the Secretariat

Report of the 26th Plenary meeting of the T-PD
(1-4 June 2010) – full report

Report of the 23th meeting of the Bureau of the T-PD
(22-24 March 2011)

Report of the 24th meeting of the Bureau of the T-PD
(28-30 June 2011)

      · T-PD-BUR (2011) RAP 25

Report of the 25th meeting of the Bureau of the T-PD
(10-12 October 2011)

    IV. Modernisation of Convention 108

      Required action: The T-PD will consider the proposals of modernisation of Convention 108 and will decide on the orientations to be taken in order to finalise these proposals during the 28thPlenary meeting of the Committee.

Modernisation of Convention 108 : proposals

“Consultation concerning the modernisation of Convention 108: results”

Report on the lacunae of the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data (ETS 108) resulting from technological developments

Report on the modalities and mechanisms for assessing implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS 108) and its Additional Protocol

Modalities for the amendment of Council of Europe treaties

Secretariat Comments on the strengthening of the Convention’s follow up mechanism


    - Ms Cécile de Terwangne, Professor Law Faculty, Namur University (FUNDP), CRID Research
    Director: the proposals for modification of the Convention.
    - Mr Jean-Philippe Moiny, CRID Researcher, Namur University (FUNDP)
    - Ms Marie Georges, Scientific Expert: modalities and mechanisms for assessing implementation of
    Convention 108
    - Ibero-American Network
    - Treaty Office

    V. Data protection used for employment purposes

      Required action: The Committee will take note of the information provided on the revision work of the 1989 Recommendation.

Study on Recommendation (89)2 on the protection of personal data used for employment purposes and to suggest proposals for the revision of the above-mentioned Recommendation
by Giovanni Buttarelli

    VI. Data Protection and Police
    Required action: The Committee will take note of the information provided by the Scientific
    Expert and will decide on the appropriate follow-up.

    · Recommendation (87)15 of the Committee of Ministers to the member States on regulating the use of personal data in the police sector

    “Recommendation (87)15 – Twenty-five years down the line: Preliminary Report “ (restricted)
    - Mr Joseph Cannataci, Professor, Faculty of Law – University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
    - Ms Mireille Caruana, Research Associate, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences,
    University of Malta

Interpol – The new Interpol Code on the processing of information facing the challenges of international police cooperation
- Mr Joël Sollier, General Counsel of INTERPOL and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

    VII. Overview of data protection activities since the last plenary meeting

      Required action: the T-PD members will take note of the participation of the T-PD members in various events and of the information provided.

    (

Compilation of reports of T-PD representatives in other committees and fora as well as other events and conferences

    Events and Conferences 2011

      - Vienna Conference on Council of Europe strategy on Internet Governance 2012- 2015 – from 24 to 25 November
      - Monaco – Council of Europe Conférence « Construire une Europe adaptee aux enfants : changer une vision en realite » - from 20 to 21 November
      - Mexico City 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and privacy Commissioners, from 2 to 3 November

        Ms Jacqueline Peschard, President Commissionner

    - IGF, Nairobi from 27 to 30 September
    - Warsaw International Conference on Data Protection, 21 September

      - Budapest International Conference on Data protection, from 16 to 17 June
      - EuroDIG, Belgrade from 30 to 31 May

    VIII. Data Protection Day

      Required action: The Committee will take note of the information provided concerning the events of 2011 and 2012

    IX. Major developments in the data protection field since the 26th meeting of the T-PD (1-4 June 2010)

      Required action: The Committee will take note of the information provided and will have an exchange of views on those issues.

    · T-PD (2011) 07RevMOS
    NEW (06.12.2011)

    Information on the recent developments at national level in the data protection field

    X. Work programme

    · T-PD (2011) 08

    Draft work programme for the T-PD for 2012 and beyond

    XI. Cooperation with other Council of Europe Bodies

      Required action:The Committee will take note of the information provided and will have an exchange of views with the CDMC.

    · Terms of reference of the CDMSI

    · Council of Europe
    Parliamentary Assembly

    - Resolution 1833 (2011) on the activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2010-2011
    - Resolution 1836 (2011) on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Council of Europe
    - Resolution 1843 (2011) on the protection of privacy and personal data on the Internet and online media

    XII. Opinions

      Required action:The Committee will take note of the finalised opinions and will consider the draft opinion submitted.

    · T-PD-BUR (2011)6

    Compilation of opinions

    · MC-NM(2010)003Final
    NEW (07.12.2011)

    Daft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of human rights with regard to social networking services

    · MC-NM(2010)004Final
    NEW (07.12.2011)

    Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines

    · T-PD(2011)09

    Draft opinion on Recommendation1984(2011) “The protection of privacy and personal data on the Internet and online media”

    XIII. State of signatures and ratifications

    Required action: The Committee will take note of the state of signatures and ratifications.

· Overview Convention 108
· Overview additional Protocol

    XIV. Observers

      Required action:The Committee will decide on the admission criteria to apply and will decide on AEDH Request.

    · T-PD-BUR (2011) 23Rev

    Observers - State of play and admission criteria

    · AEDH Request
    (available only in french)

    Letter from Mr Pierre Barge, President of AEDH

    XV. Data Protection Commissioner

      Required action: The Committee will elect the Council of Europe Data Protection Commissioner, in accordance with Article 1 of the Secretary General’s Regulation.outlining a data protection system for personal data fils in the Council of Europe.

    · Secretary General’s Regulation
    from 17 April 1989

     

    · T-PD (2011) 10

    Election of the Council of Europe Data Protection Commissioner

    XVI. Bureau election

    XVII. Amendments to the rules of procedure

      Required action: the T-PD will consider the proposals on amendments to the rules of procedure with a view to their adoption

    · T-PD-BUR(2011) 26

    Amendments to the rules of procedure of the T-PD

    XVIII. Next meetings

      Required action: The Committee will take note of the proposed dates for the next meetings of the Bureau of the T-PD and of the next Plenary meeting in 2012.

    XIX. Other Business

APPENDIX II

    LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

    MEMBERS OF THE T-PD / MEMBRES DU T-PD

    ALBANIE / ALBANIA
    Flora Çabej Pogaçe, Albanian Commissioner for Personal Data Protection

    Erton Karagjozi, Director of the Registration Department, Commissioner for Personal Data Protection

    ANDORRA / ANDORRE
    Joan Crespo Piedra, Cap de l’Agencia, Agencia Andorrana de Protecció de Dades Personals

    Anna Cadena, Inspector, Agencia Andorrana de Protecció de Dades Personals

    AUSTRIA / AUTRICHE
    Matthias Schmidl, Knowledge officer, Bundeskanzleramt, Verfassungsdienst

    AZERBAIJAN / AZERBAÏDJAN
    Mr Samir Akhundov, Expert of MNS of Azerbaijan Republic

    BELGIUM / BELGIQUE 
    Valérie Verbruggen, Conseiller Juridique, Commission de la protection de la vie privée

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / BOSNIE HERZEGOVINE
    Vesna Pehar, Assistant Director, Department for International Cooperation and Public Relations, Personal data protection Agency

    BULGARIA / BULGARIE

    CROATIA / CROATIE
    Miriam Lazić, Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency

    CYPRUS / CHYPRE
    Nonie Avraam, Office of the Commissioner for personal data protection

    Konstantinos Georgiadis, Data Protection Officer of the Commissioner for Personal Data protection

    CZECH REPUBLIC / RÉPUBLIQUE TCHÈQUE
    Hana Štĕpánková, Head of the Press Department, Spokeswoman, Office for Personal Data Protection

    DENMARK / DANEMARK
    Louise Black Mogensen, Head of Section, Data Protection Agency

    ESTONIA / ESTONIE
    Kaja Puusepp, Supervision Director, Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate

    FINLAND / FINLANDE
    Leena Vettenranta, Legal Adviser, Ministry of Justice

    FRANCE
    Mme Catherine Pozzo di Borgo, Commissaire du Gouvernement adjoint auprès de la CNIL

    GEORGIA / GEORGIE
    Nino Sarishvili, Head of Research and Analysis Unit, Analytical Department Ministry of Justice

    GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE
    Claudia Thomas, Desk Officer Data Protection Unit, Bundesministerium des Innern

    GREECE / GRECE

    HUNGARY / HONGRIE 
    Katalin Somogyvári, Data Protection Expert

    ICELAND / ISLANDE

    IRELAND / IRLANDE
    Seamus S. Carroll, Principal Officer, Department of Justice and Equality

    ITALY / ITALIE
    Mario Guglielmetti, Service for EU and International matters, Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali

    LATVIA / LETTONIE

    LIECHSTENSTEIN
    Philipp Mittelberger, Datenschutzbeauftragter, Stabsstelle für Datenschutz

    LITHUANIA / LITUANIE
    Rita Vaitkevičienė, Deputy Director, State Data Protection Inspectorate

    LUXEMBOURG
    Gérard Lommel, Président de la Commission Nationale pour la protection des données

    MALTA / MALTE
    Ingrid Camilleri B.A., Head of Legal Unit, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

    MOLDOVA
    Nicolae Lungu, Head of the Legal Affairs Division and Public Relation fo the National Center for the Data Protection

    Valentina Popovici,  Deputy Head of Analytical Researches Division, Ministry of Information of Technology and Communications

    MONACO
    Isabelle Rouanet-Passeron, Conseiller Technique, Département de l’Equipement, de l’Environnement et de l’Urbanisme

    Michel Sosso, Président de la Commission de Contrôle des Informations Nominatives

    Caroline Porasso, Secrétaire Général de la Commission de Contrôle des Informations Nominatives

    MONTENEGRO
    Radenko Lacmanovic
    Bojana Lakovic

    NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS
    Langius Manon, Ministry of Security and Justice, Legislation Department

    NORWAY / NORVEGE
    Anne Sofie Hippe, Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice and the Police

    POLAND / POLOGNE
    Wojciech Rafal Wiewiorowski, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, Social Education and International Cooperation

    PORTUGAL
    Joao Pedro Cabral, Directorate General of Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice

    ROMANIA / ROUMANIE

    SERBIA / SERBIE
    Nevena Ruzic, Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection

    SLOVAK REPUBLIC / RÉPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE
    Veronika Žuffová–Kunčová, State Counselor, Foreign Relations Department, Personal Data Protection Office of the SR

    SLOVENIA / SLOVENIE
    Marijan Conc, State Supervisor for personal data , Information Commissioner Office

    SPAIN / ESPAGNE
    José Leandro Núñez García, Legal Advisor, International Section of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, Agencia Española de Protección de Datos

    SWEDEN / SUEDE
    David Törngren, Legal Adviser, Ministry of Justice

    SWITZERLAND / SUISSE 
    Jean-Philippe Walter, [Chair of the T-PD], Office du Préposé fédéral à la protection des données et à la transparence (PFPDT)

    “THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA” / « L’EX-RÉPUBLIQUE YOUGOSLAVE DE MACÉDOINE »
    Dimitar Gjeorgjievski, Director of the Directorate for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Macedonia

    UKRAINE
    Olena Zerkal, Director of Department for Interaction with Government Authorities, Ministry of Justice

    UNITED KINGDOM / ROYAUME-UNI
    John Bowman, Head of EU Data Protection Policy, Ministry of Justice

    Ollie Simpson, Policy advisor, Information & Devolution Policy, Justice Policy Group, Ministry of Justice

    OBSERVERS/OBSERVATEURS

    CANADA
    Magali Clervoix, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice

    U.S.A. / ETATS-UNIS
    Lara Ballard, Special Advisor for Privacy and Technology Office of Communications and Information Policy U.S. Department of State – Washington DC

    Hugh Stevenson, US Federal Trade Commission International Affairs section

    FRENCH-SPEAKING ASSOCIATION OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITIES / ASSOCIATION FRANCOPHONE DES AUTORITÉS DE PROTECTION DES DONNÉES PERSONNELLES (AFAPDP)
    Floriane Leclercq, Chargée de mission, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

    INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ICC) / CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE INTERNATIONALE (CCI)
    Christopher Kuner, Special Advisor on Data Protection, Privacy and E-business issues, Hunton & Williams
    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONERS / CONFERENCE INTERNATIONALE DES COMMISSAIRES A LA PROTECTION DES DONNEES ET DE LA VIE PRIVEE
    Anton Battesti, Chargé des relations institutionnelles, Service des affaires européennes et internationales, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL)

    IBERO-AMERICAN DATA PROTECTION NETWORK / RESEAU IBERO-AMERICAIN DE PROTECTION DES DONNEES
    Jacqueline Peschard, President Commissioner, Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI)

    Alfonso Oñate, Director General for International Affairs, Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION / COMMISSION EUROPEENNE
    Liene Balta, Policy Officer in Data Protection Unit of DG JUSTICE

    INTERPOL

    Joël Sollier, Conseiller Juridique et Directeur du Bureau des affaires juridiques
    Caroline Goemans Dorny, Counsel, I.C.P.O - INTERPOL, Secrétariat Général

    ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) / ORGANISATION DE COOPÉRATION ET DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE (OCDE)

    EUROPEAN PRIVACY ASSOCIATION

    OTHER PARTICIPANTS / AUTRES PARTICIPANTS

    EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION SUPERVISOR / LE CONTRÔLEUR EUROPEEN DE LA PROTECTION DES DONNÉES
    Jaroslaw Lotarski, Administrator/Legal Officer

    EXPERTS SCIENTIFIQUES / SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS

    Marie Georges, Consultante

    Cécile de Terwangne, Professeur à la Faculté de Droit, Directrice de recherche au CRIDS (Centre de Recherches Informatique, Droit et Société)

    Jean-Philippe Moiny, Chercheur au CRIDS (Centre de Recherches Informatique, Droit et Société)

    Joseph Cannataci, Professor, Chair in European Information & Tech., Department of Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen

    Mireille Caruana, Research Associate, Department of information Policy & Governance, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta

    COUNCIL OF EUROPE BODIES / ORGANES DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

    The Steering Committee for Human Rights / Le Comité directeur pour les droits de l’Homme (CDDH)
    Ms Inga Reine, Government Agent, Representative of the Government of Latvia before International Human Rights Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The European Committee on Legal Co-operation / Le Comité européen de coopération juridique (CDCJ)
    Diana SCOBIOALĂ, Chef de la Direction Générale des relations internationales et
    intégration européenne, Ministère de la Justice, Moldova

    The Steering Committee on the Media and the New Communication Services / Le Comité directeur sur les médias et les nouveaux services de communication (CDMC)
    Andris MELLAKAULS, Head of International Relations, National Broadcasting Council of Latvia – Chair of the CDMC

    CDMC Delegations which attented the 15th Steering Committee / Délégations du CDMC qui ont participé à la 15th réunion du Comité Directeur

    SECRETARIAT

    DG I – Human Rights and Rule of law /
    DG I - Droits de l’Homme et Etat de droit

    Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe / Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l’Europe

    Information Society and Action againt Crime Directorate / Direction de la Société de l’Information et de la lutte contre la criminalité

    Jan Kleijssen, Director/Directeur

    • Data Protection and Cybercrime Division / Division de la protection des données et cybercriminalité

    Alexander Seger, Head of Division/ Chef de Division

    Sophie Kwasny, Secretary of the TPD / Secrétaire du T-PD

    Alessandra Pierucci, Administrator / Administrateur

    Corinne Gavrilovic, Assistant / Assistante

    • Information Society / Société de l’Information

    Lee Hibbard, Head of Unit / Chef d’unité

    Elvana Thaci, Administrator / Administrateur

    Human Rights Directorate / Direction des droits de l’Homme

    Jörg Polakiewicz, Head of Human Rights Policy and Development Department / Chef du service des politiques et du développement des droits de l’Homme

    • Bioethics Division / Division de la Bioethique
    Laurence Lwoff, Head of Division / Chef de la Division

    Treaty Office Unit / Unité du Bureau des Traités
    Elise Cornu

    Parliamentary Assembly / Assemblée Parlementaire
    Rudiger Dossow, Secretary to the Committee on Culture, Science and Education / Secrétaire de la Commission de la culture, de la science et de l’éducation

    INTERPRETERS/INTERPRETES

    Chloé CHENETIER
    Julia TANNER
    Luke TILDEN