Council of Europe at the 2022 Internet Governance Forum in Ethiopia

Council of Europe 28 November 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is taking part in the 17th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted by the government of Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) from 28 November to 2 December. Held in a hybrid format under the theme “Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future”, the IGF will...

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Council of Europe celebrates Safer Internet Day 2022

Council of Europe 8 February 2022 Strasbourg

For the 7th consecutive year, the Council of Europe is supporting the Safer Internet Day Campaign and and is joining forces with numerous stakeholders to work together for a better and safer internet for all, and especially for children and young adults. Safeguarding and promoting the rights of...

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Digital Partnership: Council of Europe discusses cooperation with IT and internet companies and business associations

Council of Europe 4 February 2022 Strasbourg

On 3 and 4 February, the Council of Europe organised an exchange of views with the 26 members of the Digital Partnership, an initiative aimed at fostering cooperation with internet and IT companies, and their business associations, to promote respect for human rights. The event – held in workshop...

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Council of Europe at Internet Governance Forum 2021

Council of Europe 3 December 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will participate in the debates of the 16th UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to be hosted by the government of Poland in a hybrid format in Katowice from 6 to 10 December, focusing its contribution in particular on the new challenges to the protection of human rights...

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Cybercrime: Council of Europe strengthens its legal arsenal

Committee of Ministers 17 November 2021 Strasbourg

As the Convention on Cybercrime (“Budapest Convention”) turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on enhanced co-operation and the disclosure of electronic evidence. “This text is a significant step forward in...

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Council of Europe marks 20 years of action against cybercrime

Council of Europe 9 November 2021 Strasbourg

Twenty years after it was adopted, the Budapest Convention remains the most relevant international treaty that protects individuals and their rights against crime online. The Council of Europe’s annual conference on cybercrime, which every year brings together cybercrime experts from all over the...

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Data protection: Committee of Ministers updates recommendation on profiling

Committee of Ministers 3 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation aiming to respond to the radical changes in profiling techniques in the last decade and to the consequent need for additional safeguards to protect personal data and private life of individuals. The text, which...

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COVID-19 tracing apps: side effects on personal data protection should be avoided

Council of Europe 28 April 2020 Strasbourg

In a joint statement the Chair of the Council of Europe’s data protection “Convention 108” committee, Alessandra Pierucci, and the Council of Europe’s Data Protection Commissioner, Jean-Philippe Walter, have warned of the possible side effects of digital contact tracing applications used to help...

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Algorithms and automation: new guidelines to prevent human rights breaches

Council of Europe 8 April 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe today called on its 47 member States to take a precautionary approach to the development and use of algorithmic systems and adopt legislation, policies and practices that fully respect human rights. In a Recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems, the...

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Safer Internet Day: we’ve joined the campaign for a safer, better Internet

Council of Europe 10 February 2020 Strasbourg

Imagine you find yourself in a world of infinite possibilities, a world with new friends to be found, new games to play and new ideas to explore. But how can you be sure you’re safe, how can you trust people you can't see, how do you know what you're learning is true? How can the Internet be...

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New public policies for the Internet – 2019 IGF in Berlin

Council of Europe 22 November 2019 Strasbourg

What are the risks of discrimination created by the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? What access to data across borders do law enforcement need in order to fight cybercrime? How can privacy be protected in digital platforms? How do we rise to the challenge of tackling illegal content online...

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Artificial intelligence: Expert committee to explore the development of a legal framework

Committee of Ministers 12 September 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe representing its 47 members states has decided to set up an intergovernmental committee of experts to examine the feasibility of a legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence. To carry out its work, the...

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Using technology in managing offenders in prison and probation: conference in Ayia Napa

Council of Europe 20 May 2019 Strasbourg

The annual Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services of the Council of Europe, to be held on 21 and 22 May in Ayia Napa (Cyprus), will discuss the advantages and pitfalls when using new technologies in the management of suspects and offenders, and the central place of the human...

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Unboxing artificial intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

Commissioner for Human Rights 14 May 2019 Strasbourg

Ensuring that human rights are strengthened and not undermined by artificial intelligence is one of the key factors that will define the world we live in”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in a Recommendation published today. This Recommendation – entitled...

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Data Protection Day

Council of Europe 28 January 2019 Strasbourg

New guidelines on artificial intelligence

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Council of Europe to take part in Internet Governance Forum in Paris

Council of Europe 7 November 2018 Strasbourg

A Council of Europe delegation will take part in discussions to be held at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 12 to 14 November, under the heading of “Internet of Trust”. Throughout the Forum, which will bring together representatives of governments,...

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Tackling hate speech in the media: Zagreb conference

Council of Europe 5 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe and the Croatian Agency for Electronic Media are organising a conference on 6 and 7 November in Zagreb (Croatia) to discuss the different ways European states have regulated hate speech, and specifically the measures to tackle it taken by national regulatory authorities, the...

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Conference on cybercrime: evidence in cyberspace, WHOIS data, cyberviolence, global state of legislation

Council of Europe 2 July 2018 Strasbourg

From 11 to 13 July, the Council of Europe will bring together ministers and other high-ranking government representatives, criminal justice experts, and representatives from the Internet industry, civil society and data protection organisations from all over the world to step up international...

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Council of Europe gives recommendations to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment

Council of Europe 4 July 2018 Strasbourg

How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive...

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Council of Europe at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance

Council of Europe 1 June 2018 Strasbourg

A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the discussions of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to be held on 5 and 6 June in Tbilisi (Georgia). Under the theme “Innovative strategies for our digital future”, the EuroDIG 2018 will bring together representatives of...

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