The Ambassador of Finland Ms. Nina NORDSTRÖM has transmitted today to the Secretary General Mrs. Marija Pejčinović Burić the instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (CETS No.223).
Finland has been a Party to Convention 108 since April 1992, and to its Additional Protocol regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows since November 2012.
Finland is now the 10th State to have ratified the modernised Convention 108.
The aim of the Protocol of amendment is to modernise and improve the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No.108), also known as Data Protection Convention, taking into account the new challenges to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data which have emerged since the Convention was adopted in 1980.
The modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the only existing legally binding international treaty with global relevance in this field, addresses the challenges to privacy resulting from the use of new information and communication technologies, and strengthens the convention’s mechanism to ensure its effective implementation.