At the heart of summer, Austria ratifies Convention 108+

Strasbourg 13 July 2022
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At the heart of summer, Austria ratifies Convention 108+

On 13 July 2022, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Bjørn Berge, Ambassador Aloisia WÖRGETTER, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Council of Europe deposited the instrument of ratification of the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (CETS 223).

Austria has been Party to Convention 108 since 1 July 1988; it became today the 18th state to ratify the modernised Convention 108 (Convention 108+).

The entry into force of Convention 108+ is crucial in the digital age and many more ratifications will still be necessary for the entry into force of this fundamental Convention, which is the landmark instrument aiming at ensuring appropriate protection that an individual would seek to have in an ever-expanding digital era, in order to safeguard dignity and an intimate private sphere, and to fully enjoy the right to informational self-determination.