Data Protection – a topic at the 11th UNI DEM Med Regional Seminar " TOWARDS A USER-ORIENTED ADMINISTRATION”.

13-15 October 2020 Online

The Council of Europe Data protection Commissioner, Jean-Philippe Walter, and the President of the Commission nationale de contrôle et de protection de données personnelles of Morocco (CNDP), Omar Seghrouchni, were among the speakers of the session Towards a public service that protects the...

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Digital solutions to fight COVID-19 – Council of Europe report on Data Protection 2020

12 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe publishes the report “Digital solutions to fight COVID-19”, which analyses the impact on the rights to privacy and data protection of the measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the 55 African, Latin-American and European countries Parties to...

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The CNDP prepares capacity building to control operations

5 October 2020 Online

Among the activities of personal data protection authorities, control is of particular importance, both in terms of prevention and advice to those responsible for processing personal data, as well as for its possible law enforcement function. As part of the Council of Europe's Neighborhood...

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50th meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held online

1 October 2020 Strasbourg

For its 50th meeting, the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 met on line, from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Over 50 data protection experts representing states parties to Convention 108 as well as observers connected daily to the platform, some of them very early morning or...

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An 8th State ratifies Convention 108+

21 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is pleased to announce the eighth ratification of the amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (CETS 223). On 21 September, the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the Council of Europe transmitted...

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Estonia, 7th State to ratify Convention 108+

17 September 2020 Strasbourg

Yesterday, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Ms Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Ambassador Rasmus LUMI, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Council of Europe deposited the instrument of ratification of the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals...

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To better protect us when our personal data falls into the intelligence trap

7 September 2020 Strasbourg

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union, with a decision in the case known as ‘Schrems II’, invalidated the « Privacy Shield » agreement between the EU and the USA on data transfers. Its main ground for that ruling is that the American legislation cannot adequately guarantee...

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Convention 108+: signature AND ratification by Mauritius

4 September 2020 Strasbourg

Today, in the presence of Mr Jörg POLAKIEWICZ, Council of Europe Jurisconsult, the ambassador of Mauritius in France, his Excellency Vijayen VALAYDON, signed the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and, at the same...

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New Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

1 September 2020 world wide event

The International Committee of the Red Cross (the ICRC) is launching today the second Edition of this landmark Handbook on data protection in Humanitarian action. An all-day digital event is organised to discuss how, in today's technological landscape, data protection is a more essential concern...

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Catch-up with our Webinar on Political Campaigns

31 August 2020 Strasbourg

Did you miss our July webinar on Political Campaigns? Do you wish to see it again? Catch-up with our webcast, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents.

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Catch-up with our Webinar on Facial Recognition

28 August 2020 Strasbourg

Did you miss our July webinar on Facial Recognition? Do you wish to see it again? Catch-up with our webcast, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents.

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Catch-up with our Webinar on Digital Identity

26 August 2020 Strasbourg

Did you miss our July webinar on Digital Identity? Do you wish to see it again? Catch-up with our webcast, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents.

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Catch-up with our Webinar on education settings

24 August 2020 Strasbourg

What does the right to data protection imply in an educational setting? What schools have to do, and what they should stop doing? Catch-up with our July webinar on education settings: the webcast, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents.

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Catch-up with our Webinar on Profiling

20 August 2020 Strasbourg

Did you miss our July webinar on Profiling? Do you wish to see it again? Catch-up with our webcast, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents on the dedicated webpage.

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Catch-up with our webinar on Convention 108+ Follow-up and Evaluation Mechanism

18 August 2020 Strasbourg

Did you miss our July webinar on Convention 108+ Follow-up and Evaluation Mechanism? Do you wish to see it again? Catch-up with our webcast, a strong message by the UK ICO Elizabeth Denham, the speakers’ presentations and other related documents.

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Data Protection Views from Strasbourg in Visio, recording now available

3 July 2020 Strasbourg

Thank you to the many who followed the webinar series Data Protection Views from Strasbourg in Visio, on 1, 2 and 3 July! The sessions were recorded and you can see them again, or catch up on what you have missed, together with the presentations displayed, on this web site.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina and Malta, two new signatures for Convention 108+

2 July 2020 Strasbourg

Today, 2 July, two new States have signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, (CETS No.223), in presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Ms Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni. Ambassador Ivan ORLIĆ, Permanent...

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Council of Europe at the #JRGPD2020

26 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe was very much present at the 2020 edition of the RGPD days, on line this year. On 26 June, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department chaired the session on Data protection in times of crisis; Sophie Kwasny, Head of the Data Protection Unit, drew the...

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Romania signs Convention 108+

26 June 2020 Strasbourg

Today, 26 June, Ambassador Răzvan RUSU, Permanent Representative of the Romania, signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, (CETS No.223), in presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Ms Gabriela...

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Data Protection Views from Strasbourg in Visio

22 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 and the Data Protection Unit are organising remote and open sessions to present the work of the Committee to a broader audience than the Delegations usually attending our meetings in Strasbourg. Do you want to know what the Council of Europe does on...

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