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Strasbourg 22 to 24 November 2017
The 35th plenary session of the Committee takes place from 22 to 24 November in Strasbourg. This...
Chișinău 9 November 2017
Marking the close of a series of data protection activities and events involving the six Eastern...
Chișinău 8 November 2017
The National Centre for Personal Data Protection of Moldova and the Data Protection Unit held a...
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 02/11/2017
ICANN60 is taking place in Abu Dhabi from 28 October to 3 November 2017. Several sessions are...
Strasbourg 28 September 2017
The Committee of Ministers (1295th meeting of 27 September 2017) agreed to the request of the...
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