UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy calls on countries to accede to Convention 108+

19 October 2018

In his annual report to the General Assembly of the United Nations, Joseph A. Cannataci, the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy recommends that member States of the United Nations “be encouraged to ratify data protection Convention 108+ using CETS223 and implement the principles contained...

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Data Protection Unit presents Convention 108+ in Montevideo

17 octobre 2018 Montevideo, Uruguay

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first legislation on personal data protection and access to public information in Uruguay a two days conference is being held in Montevideo on 16-17 October 2018. The conference which has been opened by the executive director of the national authority...

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New Guide: Privacy and data protection principles for ICANN related data processing

15 October 2018 Strasbourg

The “Privacy and data protection principles guide for ICANN related data processing”, adopted by the Committee of Convention 108 gives guidance and concrete examples of how international standards in the field of the protection of privacy and personal data could be incorporated in ICANN related...

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Brazil and the Data protection Commission of Gabon to join the Committee of Convention 108 as observers !

12 October 2018

The Committee of Convention 108 brings together the 53 countries that have committed to respect and implement the principles of the Convention. The Committee also includes numerous observer representing countries, data protection authorities of countries which are not members of the Convention,...

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Convention 108+ presented at the 4th Global Cyber Security Forum HackIT in Kyiv

8-11 October 2018 Kyiv, Ukraine

The 4th Global Cyber Security Forum HackIT 4.0 took place from 8-11 October 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The forum gathers professional tech developers and leading security experts engaging in security networking, exchange of best solutions and methodology development. Patrick Penninckx, Head of the...

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Opening for signature of the Protocol amending the Convention 108: here is Convention 108+!

10 October 2018 Strasbourg

In order to adapt to the new realities of an increasingly connected world, and to strengthen the effective implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, it appeared necessary to modernise this landmark instrument. The...

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Data Protection Unit provides support to the Kenyan authorities in drafting legislation on protection of privacy and personal data

Nairobi, Kenya 2-5 October 2018

In the framework of the GLACY+ Project, the Data Protection Unit is providing its support to the Kenyan authorities in drafting the first legislation on the protection of privacy and personal data. In the framework of this mission the Council of Europe delegation takes part in a closed door...

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And 52, and 53!

1 October 2018 Strasbourg

Convention 108 and its additional Protocol regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows enter into force in respect of Cabo verde and Mexico this Monday 1st of October 2018, bringing the total number of Parties to the Convention to 53 countries. Together with the countries...

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Meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108

24-26 September 2018 Paris, France

As always, many various topics are on the agenda of the meeting: Convention 108 and its forthcoming opening for signature, opinion on the law of Kazakhstan, report on artificial intelligence, draft explanatory memorandum to the Recommendation on the protection of health-related data, incoming...

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The Data protection authority of Morocco visits the LINC

17 September 2018 Paris, France

In the framework of the South Programme III, the Data protection authority of Morocco (Commission nationale de protection des données à caractère personnel du Maroc - CNDP) will benefit from a technical assistance for the development of a prospective laboratory. The first step in that direction...

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Data protection in Nigeria

10-14 September 2018 Calabar, Nigeria

Carried out under the GLACY+ Project notably aimed at providing advice on legislation in line with the Budapest Convention and rule of law and human rights, including data protection standards, the Residential Drafting Retreat on Data Protection Legislation in Nigeria is being held in Calabar,...

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Data protection is moving fast in Brazil!

7-8 August 2018 São Paulo

Further to the adoption by the Brazilian Senate on 10 July of the General Data Protection Bill (PLC 53/2018) the signature of President Michel Temer is now needed for the final enactment of this long awaited piece of legislation (the first general data protection law of the country ever!). Data...

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Data Protection Committee participates in T-CY meeting and Octopus Conference

9-13 July 2018 Strasbourg

The “Octopus 2018: Cooperation against Cybercrime” is being held from 11-13 July 2018 in the Hemicycle of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The event brings together ministers and other high-ranking government representatives, criminal justice experts, and representatives from the Internet...

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Council of Europe invited to the French Forum on the Internet Governance under the topic "taking back control"

5 July 2018 Paris

The French Forum on the Internet Governance (French IGF) was held on 5 July 2018 in Paris with the participation of high level stakeholders. Discussions have been organised around 4 big topics: Taking back the control, Digital Humanity, Cyber politics/Politics on cyberspace, Ethical and societal...

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Key note speech at a roundtable on GDPR in third countries

27 June 2018 Brussels

A roundtable discussion on “The GDPR in third countries: the opportunities of the Modernisation of Convention 108” was organised on 27 June 2018 by Brussels Privacy Hub with the participation of prof. Graham Greenleaf from University of New South Wales. To open the discussion the Data Protection...

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Welcome to Mexico, 53rd Party to Convention 108

28 June 2018 Strasbourg

Mexico is the 2nd Latin American country to accede to the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”, and its Additional Protocol and thus becomes its 53rd Party. In the presence of Deputy Secretary General...

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High level international conference on the future of the Council of Europe Data protection Convention held in Strasbourg

21 June 2018 Strasbourg

A high level international conference is to be held in Strasbourg on 21 June 2018 on the future of the Council of Europe Data protection Convention. “Convention 108+: tomorrow’s common ground for data protection.” Convention 108+ while remaining the only binding international treaty on the...

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Welcome to the Republic of Cabo Verde, 52nd Party to Convention 108

19 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Republic of Cabo Verde is the 4th African country to accede to the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”, and its Additional Protocol and thus becomes its 52nd Party. Ms Janine Lelis, Minister of...

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Workshop on the Belarus future law on data protection on 14 June

14 June 2018 Paris

Following a study visit at the French data protection authority (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés – CNIL), on 13 June, a workshop was organised on 14 June, in Council of Europe offices in Paris, to discuss the draft law on data protection of the Republic of Belarus and...

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Belarus delegation in study visit at the French Data Protection Authority - CNIL

13 June 2018 Paris

The Republic of Belarus is finalising its draft law on data protection and a delegation was invited to a one-day study visit at the CNIL to discuss technical aspects of a data protection authority and best practices. The topics addressed were the structure and operation of a DPA as well as the...

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