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Strasbourg 28 September 2017
The Committee of Ministers (1295th meeting of 27 September 2017) agreed to the request of the...
Hong Kong 25-29 September 2017
The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (“ICDPPC”), is...
Minsk 19 September 2017
A one-day International seminar on "Improvement of legal regulation on data Protection of...
The Bureau of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data meets in Paris from 11 to 13 September 2017.Paris, France 11-13 September 2017
Over thirty participants are expected to focus during this meeting on the revision of the...
The 10th Annual Conference and 11th General Assembly of the Association of Francophone Data Protection Authorities takes place in Tunis (4-5 September 2017)Tunis, Tunisia 4-5 September 2017
The Association of Francophone DPAs (AFAPDP) will meet in Tunis to hold its 10th annual...
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