The Personal Data Protection Authority (APDP) of Benin at the Committee of Convention 108

16 September 2021 Online

On 10 September, the Committee of Convention 108 decided to give a positive answer to the request from the Personal Data Protection Authority (APDP) of the Republic of Benin to be invited to attend its meetings. It thus became the 36th organisation or State observer or participant to the...

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Uruguay ratifies Convention 108+

9 August 2021 Strasbourg

On 5 August, the Embassy of Uruguay in France has transmitted to the Secretary General the instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (CETS 223). Uruguay has been Party to Convention 108...

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Convention 108+ to protect personal data also in Latin America

19 July 2021 Online

Latin American countries are increasingly involved in personal data protection and many are turning to Council of Europe to access its Convention and take part in its work or to seek assistance in developing their legal frameworks in that important area. Next to an array of excellent...

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Italy, a 12th ratification for Convention 108+

8 July 2021 Strasbourg

Today, 8 July 2021, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Mr Bjørn Berge, Ambassador Michele GIACOMELLI, Permanent Representative of Italy 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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Council of Europe to participate in Cannes festival panel “Big Data Meets Hollywood - Protecting Privacy and Unlocking Innovation” on 7 July

Online 7 July 2021

Data today plays a role in any successful business, studio or film. Responsible and ethical data use can help the creative industries drive great impact - both social and economic - but data needs to be trusted. How can the film industry strike the right balance in responsible data use and...

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A step further towards an awareness raising “Tool kit” for personal data protection in the health sector.

7 July 2021 Online

The technical committee set up to advise the Council of Europe and the INPDP (the Tunisian data protection authority) on a project of awareness raising “Tool kit” for personal data protection in the health sector met on 5 July, in visio conference, to examine the last version to date of that...

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The consequences of AI for Data Protection – a workshop at EuroDIG 2021

5 July 2021 Strasbourg

On 29 July 2021, the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe took part in a workshop held in the framework of EuroDIG 2021, a yearly event dedicated to Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance on the consequences of AI for data protection. The workshop examined the challenges posed by...

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41st plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108

29 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Convention 108 opened its 41st plenary session on Monday 28 June, for three days, remotely. Over 150 participants from States Parties to Convention 108 and observers to the Committee of all parts of the world met virtually to discuss and work on topical subjects concerning data...

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Personal Data Protection in Tunisia: an element to enhance human rights

2 June 2021 Strasbourg

On 26 May 2021, personal data protection was represented by the INPDP (Instance nationale de protection de données personnelles) and its Chairman Chawki Gaddes, during a round table on Independent bodies to serve the citizens: enhancement of human rights in Tunisia. Two round tables were...

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The approval of the Additional Protocol to Convention 108, impacts and opportunities for Uruguay

1 June 2021 Strasbourg

Uruguay, which was the first non-European State to become a member Party to Convention 108, has taken another step towards standardising the protection of personal data in the world. The Uruguayan Parliament has voted in favour of ratifying the Modernisation Protocol of Convention 108 (best known...

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European states must step up efforts to protect children’s privacy in digital environment, especially in the Covid-19 pandemic context

29 May 2021 Strasbourg

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, European states should enhance safeguarding measures in processing personal data of children, notably health-related data and data collected in education settings, to minimise potential adverse effects, including the public identification of a child as a...

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A training seminar on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) organised for the National Commission for Control of Data Protection of Morocco (CNDP)

21 May 2021 Online

On Friday 21 Mai 2021, a training seminar on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) was organised in visio conference for the National Commission for Control of Data Protection of Morocco (CNDP). 13 lawyers, IT engineers and members of the CNDP as well as its President could thus see the...

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Vaccine pass : yes, but with strict respect of Human rights

4 May 2021 Strasbourg

While it acknowledges the usefulness of means such as “vaccination passes” that are considered or already developed by some States, as well as the legitimacy of people’s wish to gain back some of the freedoms that were restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the needs for the economy, the...

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Council of Europe’s call to step up the protection of children’s privacy in the digital environment

29 April 2021 Strasbourg

In a Declaration adopted on 28 April, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe urges member states to enhance the protection of children’s privacy and personal data, notably health-related data and data collected in education settings, in particular in the context of the Covid-19...

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The 6th webinar of the African Network of Data Protection Authorities (ANPDA)

8 April 2021 Strasbourg

The 6th webinar of the African Network of Data Protection Authorities (ANPDA) took place on 7 April on International transfers of personal data and international co-operation. On the basis of practices and legislations of some African countries and presentations of local as well as international...

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52nd meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 was held online

29 March 2021 Strasbourg

Once again, the 52nd meeting of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 was held on line, from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 March 2021. Over 100 data protection experts representing states Parties to Convention 108 as well as observers connected daily to the platform, from all regions of the...

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Human Rights and the Digital Challenge: the contribution of Convention 108+

16 March 2021 Online

Convention 108+ and related Council of Europe data protection work are presented as one element that can contribute to address the human rights challenges posed by the digital developments in a symposium organised on 16 March by ICESCO (The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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The Moroccan CNDP trains to controls

11 March 2021 Strasbourg

Two training seminars to control operations in the digital environment were held on Friday 3 and Tuesday 5 March, in visio conference. The lawyers, IT engineers and members of the Moroccan National commission for control of data protection staff in charge of control were thus able to benefit from...

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Women in leadership – Alessandra Pierucci

8 March 2020 Strasbourg

Alessandra Pierucci, chair of the Consultative Committee of Convention 108, gives a testimony of her role as woman within as well as in the Chair of the Committee. "The right to privacy is particularly important for those who suffer from inequality and discrimination, including based on gender”,...

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Catch-up with our event on Data Protection in Latin-America

17 February 2021 Strasbourg

Among all the activities on Data Protection Day you missed our event on Data Protection in Latin-America? Do you wish to see it again? Speakers shared about the jurisdictional updates and discussed the following questions: What is new on the front of data protection? What advantages (or...

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