ICDPPC side event by the Council of Europe
23 October 2018, 14:00 - 15:30, Library, Palais d’Egmont

During the 40th Edition of the annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) the Council of Europe organised a side-event on the global data protection Convention: Convention 108+ .

The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, best known as Convention 108, is the only international treaty safeguarding the right to data protection.

Today Convention 108 counts 53 Parties – African, European and Latin American States.

To answer today’s challenges, while its core principles have stood the test of time, it was considered necessary to modernise this landmark instrument to address the use of new technologies and to strengthen its effective implementation. Adopted this year after seven years of work, the modernised Convention, referred to as “Convention 108 +” provides a robust and flexible multilateral legal framework with effective safeguards, facilitating cooperation between its members and allowing countries from all regions of the world to develop together new policies in the field.


  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Assistant Supervisor, EDPS (see presentation)
  • Joe Cannataci, Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, UN
  • Hiroshi Miyashita, Associate Professor, Chuo University, Japan (see presentation)
  • Tamar Kaldani, Personal Data Protection Inspector, Georgia
  • Bruno Bioni, Legal Counsel of NIC.br, Brazil
  • Florence Raynal, Head of the European and international affairs department, CNIL, France
  • Jean-Philippe Walter, Data Protection Commissioner, Council of Europe (see presentation)

Photos & Videos:

  • A collection of photos and videos is published on the Conference website (including a Video interview with Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights)