If GDPR has been described as the new golden standard for data protection, Convention 108 may represent the potential global standard in this field. The recent progressive expansion of the Council of Europe’s model and the modernised version of the Convention have revitalised its role in the global context.
In a multipolar world characterised by different regulatory approaches and by data protection laws that in many countries are still absent or in their early stages, Convention 108 could be seen as representing the embodiment of the Latin saying “in medio stat virtus”. Between the extremes of a weak safeguard of individual rights and a golden standard, Convention 108 provides a solution that is workable and good enough in many different contexts, even if it the golden standard is not reached yet.
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- Which options towards a Global Standard for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data?
- Convention 108+: Europe and East Asia
- Comparingthe EU and COE approachto big data
- Labour and data protection
- La Convention 108+ : futur standard international de protection des données