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 at 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 Forum on the Internet Governance under the topic "taking back control"

5 July 2018 Paris

The 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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Council of Europe delivered key note speech at 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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Council of Europe Data Protection Unit invited to take part in EuroDIG

5-6 June 2018 Tbilisi

This year, the Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is being held in Tbilisi from 5 to 6 June 2018. With the intention of contributing to the European agenda on internet governance, EuroDIG will deal with a variety of topics such as the right to privacy on the internet, the...

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The new Handbook on European data protection law is out: get your copy!

25 May 2018

The Council of Europe and the European Union have reviewed their legal frameworks for the protection of personal data to keep pace with changes in this fast-moving area. Building on the popular practical handbook on European data protection law, the Council of Europe, the European Union Agency...

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Convention 108+ : the modernised version of a landmark instrument

18 May 2018 Elsinore

The data protection Convention of the Council of Europe which has for the past four decades been the only international legally binding instrument on the protection of private life and personal data open to any country in the world has finally been, after 7 years of intense work and negotiations,...

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28th Edition of the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

3-4 May 2018 Tirana

The Information and Data Protection Commissioner (IDP) of Albania hosts the 28th edition of this annual event which gathers the European data protection authorities. During the two days conference, participants will address and discuss important issues such as the role and co-operation of DPAs in...

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In-service training seminar for Civil servants

24 April 2018 Moscow

The European Studies Institute of MGIMO university (Russian Federation) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the training seminar on Council of Europe standards. For the first time this year, a session of the training seminar is dedicated to the right to data protection. Over 300 civil servants...

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Meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108

26-28 March 2018 Paris

During this meeting, the participants will focus on the finalisation of the draft Recommendation on the protection of health-related data. Other topics include the launch of the work of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence, an update on the integration of data protection within ICANN and the...

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Data Protection in Montenegro: launch of the HELP course

19 March 2018 Podgorica

The Montenegrin HELP course on “data protection and privacy rights” was launched on 19 March in the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Podgorica. The event was opened by Senka Danilović, President of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Training in Judiciary and...

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Happy 10th anniversary to the Albanian Data Protection Authority !

12 March 2018 Tirana, Albania

The office of the Commissioner celebrates in Tirana the 10th anniversary of this important institution. The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Claus Neukirch, participated in the event organised on this occasion. A message from the Chair of the Committee of Convention 108, Alessandra...

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International Conference on the protection of private life and personal data in Africa

22 February 2018 Casablanca

The Moroccan data protection authority (CNDP) organised an international conference aimed at informing the numerous participants and allowing discussion on the right to private life and data protection, on its role for the African economy, on the supporting measures that are necessary to benefit...

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Expert workshop on the right to privacy

Privacy at the UN

19-20 February 2018 Geneva

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organised an expert workshop on the right to privacy in Geneva on 19-20 February. Its purpose was to identify and clarify principles, standards and best practices regarding the promotion and protection of the right to...

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Newly adopted: Practical Guide on the use of personal data in the police sector: how to protect personal data while combatting crime.

16 February 2018

The Practical Guide on the use of personal data in the police sector, adopted by the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (“Convention 108”), gives guidance and concrete examples to emphasise that...

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Launch of CEPEJ’s work on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems

08/02/2018 Paris

On 8 February 2018, CEPEJ launched its work on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems, in coordination with the Committee of the Convention on data protection. A multidisciplinary team of experts will lead the drafting of guidelines for the ethical use of algorithms within justice...

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