The Council of Europe is implementing a number of cooperation projects aimed at providing legal and technical assistance in the field of data protection to countries which express interest in such bilateral or regional cooperation, and for which funding is made available.
This form of targeted co-operation is instrumental in promoting the implementation of the Council of Europe standards in the field of privacy and data protection and our objective in doing so is to support the development of legal frameworks fully in line with data protection international standards, to build the capacity of the national supervisory authorities competent with the enforcement of the data protection law and to foster an enabling environment allowing individuals to exercise their rights.
We are currently working with several countries under different programmes:
- the South Programme
- and the HELP in the 28 European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals
- and to answer specific needs from countries in the field of Data Protection (Albania, Armenia, Belarus…).