Training to Data processing mapping for Tunisian DPOs

24 May 2022 Tunis

At the request of the Tunisian National Authority for Personal Data Protection (INPDP), the Council of Europe organised, on 18 May in Tunis, a training session on data processing mapping for more than a hundred Tunisian DPOs from, among others, administrations, ministries, insurance companies,...

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A Toolkit to raise awareness of data protection in the health sector in Tunisia

17 May 2022 Tunis

On Tuesday 17 May, the Council of Europe presented and officially launched a Toolkit to raise awareness of data protection in the health sector in Tunisia. Around 80 high-level personalities from the health sector, both public and private, attended the event. They represented, among others, the...

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French Presidency of the European Union – Symposium on Data Access

22 April 2022 Paris

On 21 April, the Head of Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and Secretary to the Committee to Convention 108 co-moderated a symposium organised under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Held in Paris, the symposium brought together around 150 participants...

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55th meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held in hybrid format in Paris

28 March 2022 Paris

The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held its 55th meeting on 23, 24 and 25 March 2022 in an hybrid format, in Paris. With the contribution of experts consultants working on the various topics, it pursued its discussions on ongoing pieces of work, respectively on Guidelines on digital...

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CNIL’s Practical Guide on DPO’s role

16 March 2022 Strasbourg

The EU General Data Protection Regulation requires that administrations, businesses and all entities processing personal data have a Data protection officer (DPO). Convention 108+, which sets out the principles to be applied without the details of their implementation, does not formally requires...

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Convention 108+ Romania 17th State to ratify

9 March 2022 Strasbourg

Today, 9 March 2022, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Bjørn Berge, Ambassador Răzvan RUSU, Permanent Representative of Romania to the Council of Europe deposited the instrument of ratification of the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with...

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Further steps towards a data protection authority in the Gambia

24 February 2022 Online

In continuation of the support provided by the Council of Europe to the Gambian authorities in harmonising the data protection legal framework with the international standards and best practices, a validation workshop was organised on 22 February by the Council of Europe through the GLACY+...

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Support to Vanuatu: workshop on the development of a data protection policy

17 February 2022 Online

On 16 February, international experts mandated by the Council of Europe presented elements to support the Data protection national Task Force and the State law office drafting team of Vanuatu in the development of a data protection policy for the country. After hearing the data protection and...

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Support to the Gambia in setting up supervisory authorities

9 February 2022 Strasbourg

On 8 February, the Council of Europe help an online workshop presenting to the sub-committee in charge of the future legislation on data protection in the Gambia the two main models for supervisory authorities of the right to data protection and the right to access to information. The Gambia is...

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Data protection Commissioner meets Deputy Secretary General

8 February 2022 Strasbourg

Today, on the occasion of a regular visit to the Council of Europe, Jean-Philippe Walter, the Data Protection Commissioner met Bjorn Berge, the Deputy Secretary General. Personal Data Protection topics are important in Europe and the world, but are also present within our Organisation. Over the...

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On Data Protection Day, Albania signs Convention 108+

28 January 2022 Strasbourg

Today, 28 January, Data Protection Day, Ambassador Mr Dastid KORESHI, Permanent Representative of Albania to the Council of Europe, signed the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the protection of individuals in respect of automatic data processing (STCE n°233) in the presence the Deputy...

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Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Stefano Rodotà Award

28 January 2022 Strasbourg

The Jury of the 2022 Stefano Rodotà Award, formed by the members of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108, has sélected in the “PhD thesis “ category, Teresa Quintel for her PHD work on “Managing Migration Flows by Processing Personal Data within the Adequate Data Protection Instrument -...

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Celebrate Data protection Day on 28 January!

27 January 2022 Strasbourg

28 January is the Data Protection Day worldwide, at the initiative if the Council of Europe. It marks the anniversary of the opening to signature of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regards to the Automatic Processing of Personal Data – Convention 108, on 28 January 1981. At...

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Convention 108+ - Armenia 1st State to ratify in 2022

25 January 2022 Strasbourg

Today, 25 January 2022, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Mr Bjørn Berge, Ambassador Arman KHACHATRYAN, Permanent Representative of Armenia 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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Last T-PD Bureau meeting in 2021

21 December 2021 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held its last 2021 meeting, online, on 20 and 21 December. It took stock of the work accomplished during the last two years and pursued its work respectively on the future evaluation and follow-up mechanism under Convention 108+, digital identities,...

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Georgia – CoE and State Inspector’s Service launch Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection

14 December 2021 Strasbourg

On 7 December 2021, a Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection was launched to build the capacity of the State Inspector’s Service (Georgian Data Protection Authority) in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It will involve research, training and...

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Vanuatu engaged in work on Data Protection legislation

13 December 2021 Online

In June 2021 Vanuatu’s Parliament passed the country’s first Cybercrime Act, following the technical assistance received in 2018 from the Council of Europe via its Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) project for harmonising its national legislation with international standards in the...

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The Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 addresses the GR-J

9 December 2021 Strasbourg

On 7 December, Alessandra Pierucci, Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 was invited by the Chairman of the Group of Rapporteurs on Legal Co-operation of the Committee of Ministers (GR-J), Ambassador Meuwly, to address Deputies. She presented the achievements of the Committee as well as what...

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Right to access to information and right to the protection of personal data – joint training in Tunisia

7 December 2021 Tunis

Why a right to access to information? What does the right to protection of personal data mean? What are the legal framework in force? What is the mandate of a person in charge of access to information? How to apply the right to access to information and to public documents and the right to...

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Adoption by the Committee of Convention 108 of Guidelines on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data by and for Political Campaigns

24 November 2021 Strasbourg

Elections in most countries have become increasingly “data-driven”. “Political influence industry” operates in many countries and now enables campaigns to profile the electorate with increasing accuracy. Political micro-targeting is not only about political engagement, it can also lead to voter...

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