Council of Europe Data Protection website
25 May 2018
The Council of Europe and the European Union have reviewed their legal frameworks for the...
Elsinore 18 May 2018
The data protection Convention of the Council of Europe which has for the past four decades been...
Tirana 3-4 May 2018
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner (IDP) of Albania hosts the 28th edition of this...
Moscow 24 April 2018
The European Studies Institute of MGIMO university (Russian Federation) is celebrating the 10th...
Paris 26-28 March 2018
During this meeting, the participants will focus on the finalisation of the draft Recommendation...
Protecting private life
You go somewhere, you buy something, you apply for a job, you pay your bills : you live... and at each of those moments of your life, your personal information is used, collected, processed. In order to protect your right to private life, with regard to the automatic processing of your personal data, the Council of Europe elaborated the "Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data".
Thirty years after its entry into force, this Convention still remains the only binding international legal instrument in the field, with a potential worldwide scope of application.
The Council of Europe has released this hard-hitting short film to highlight the dangers posed by those who wish to illegally obtain private data.
The film shows a data intruder running through a building and downloading one victim's personal data at home, another's medical records during an examination by a doctor and a third victim's bank details during a transaction at his bank. It ends with a reminder that the Council of Europe has a convention on data protection.
This Handbook is a comprehensive guide to European data protection law designed to familiarise people who are not specialised in the field of data protection with this area of law. It provides an overview of the Council of Europe’s and the European Union’s applicable legal frameworks and explains key jurisprudence of both the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
You may obtain printed versions by placing an order at: http://bookshop.europa.eu