San Marino, 31st country to sign Convention 108+

16 July 2019 Strasbourg

Today, 16 July 2019, Ambassador Sylvie Bollini, Permanent Representative of San Marino to the Council of Europe, signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Processing of Personal Data in presence of the Deputy Secretary General Ms Gabriela...

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Participation at Cyberweek 2019

26-27 June 2019 Tel Aviv

Cyberweek 2019 took place in the premises of the University of Tel Aviv with more than 3000 participants discussing for a week issues related to Cybersecurity, fight against cybercrime and this year also to privacy and personal data protection. The Data Protection Unit has been invited to present...

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Restricted consultation – French speaking experts consultant specialised in personal data protection

10 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe constitutes a pool of experts consultants specialised in personal data protection and having specific expertise in various topics: health, childhood/youth/education, IT… in order to support the implementation of the joint programme “Support to independent instances in...

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1st Africa region data protection conference

24-27 June 2019 Accra

The first ever Africa Data Protection and Privacy Conference was organised in Accra from 24 to 27 June, gathering the African Data Protection Network as well as numerous representatives of African countries which do not yet have data protection laws and/or authorities. The open part of the...

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The French Development Agency and the Council of Europe study possible co-operation

26 June 2019 Strasbourg

On June 25 the Council of Europe hosted a delegation from the French Development Agency (Agence française de développement, AFD). Headed by Ms Hélène N’Garnim Ganga, Director of the Department for Political Transition and Citizenship, the delegation met in Strasbourg with representatives of the...

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XVIIth Meeting of the Ibero-american network of data protection authorities

19-21 June 2019 Mexico

The Ibero-american network of data protection authorities is meeting this week in Naucalpan de Juárez for its annual conference. Several hundreds of participants from the entire region and beyond, will address topical data protections issues in the two days intense Conference covering a broad...

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Data Protection at Eurodig

19-20 June 2019 The Hague

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (Eurodig) is taking place in The Hague on 19-20 June 2019 having as overarching theme: “Cooperating in the Digital Age”. The Data Protection Unit is bringing its expertise on internet governance related privacy issues and is pleased to be part of a...

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INPDP trains to supervision

17-18 June 2019 Tunis

Besides their important role as adviser, the Data Protection Supervisory Authorities have a key role in supervising data processing. They strive to guarantee that personal data are processed according to the law and to the applicable international standards. This enable to protect individuals...

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The winners receive their prize

Stefano Rodotá Award – Innovating research on data protection

14 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Stefano Rodotà Award was granted for the first time this year by the Committee of Convention 108 on the occasion of the Data Protection Day, on 28 January. Intended to be awarded annually on the occasion of Data Protection Day, it recognises innovative and original academic research projects...

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Plenary session of the Committee of Convention 108

13 June 2019 Strasbourg

The 38th Plenary session of the Committee of Convention 108 starts this Thursday 13 June 2019 for two days in Strasbourg. Nearly 120 participants from all regions of the world will exchange their views on various topical issues of data protection, and contribute to the development of common...

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International Conference, 12 June 2019

Convention 108+: better protecting us in the digital era

12 June 2019 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General and Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe, opened an international conference,co-organised in co-operation with the French Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, to...

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Protecting health data – public consultation of the UN special Rapporteur

11-12 June 2019 Strasbourg

On 11 and 12 June, the Council of Europe hosts a public consultation of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph A. Cannataci, on a Draft recommendation on the protection and use of health-related data. These one and a half days are an opportunity for the 50 participants to...

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INPDP prepares its training to control

23 May 2019 Brussels

Among the activities of a data protection supervisory authority, the control is particularly important, as it creates a dynamic of prevention and advice to data controllers as well as due to its possible repressive function. In order to support the Tunisian Data Protection Authority (INPDP) in...

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Welcome to Morocco, 55th State Party to Convention 108!

28 May 2019 Strasbourg

Morocco becomes the 55th State party to the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108". It is also the 6th country in the African region to accede to it. Today, Mr Khalid AFKIR, Consul General of Morocco in...

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Tunisia, 30th country to sign Convention 108+

24 May 2019 Strasbourg

Today, 24 May 2019, M. Mohamed Ridha BEN MOSBAH, Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic in Brussels, signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Processing of Personal Data in presence of the Deputy Secretary General Ms Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni....

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Two more countries sign Convention 108+ : a nice 1st anniversary

17 May 2019 Strasbourg

On 16 May, almost one year after its adoption by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Poland and Slovenia have signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Processing of Personal Data, during a...

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A high level study visit on the draft law on data protection of Belarus

14-15 May 2019 Strasbourg

A high level delegation has been invited to Strasbourg to discuss the draft law on data protection of the Republic of Belarus, on 14 and 15 May. After several years of preparation, the draft law is now before the Parliament for examination. The objective of the visit is to give three...

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European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

9-10 May 2019 Tbilisi

The Office of the Data Protection Inspector of Georgia, Ms Tamar Kaldani, is hosting the 29th Edition of the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities (“Spring Conference”). This annual meeting is an important occasion for the 30+ European data protection authorities (90 participants) to...

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Privacy Policy in The Gambia

6-10 May 2019 Banjul

In order to draft the national privacy and data protection policy in line with international standards, The Gambia has requested the Council of Europe’s support in the organisation of a workshop and the delivery of the draft national privacy and data protection policy. Carried out under the...

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Convention 108+ and the US

29 April – 3 May 2019 Washington

Very busy week for privacy and data protection in Washington D.C., with many events, conferences, discussions happening. And out of this myriad of events, one stands to be noticed : the one on Convention 108 +. Data protection Unit was co-organising with the Future of Privacy Forum and the German...

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