Participation at the 3rd Venice Privacy Symposium

11 June 2024 VENICE

The Council of Europe contributed to several panels at the 3rd Venice Privacy Symposium — an emerging annual specialised and high-level forum for international cooperation and exchange of best practices. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe delivered a key-note message which underlined...

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46th Plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108

7 June 2024 Strasbourg

The 46th Plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108 (T-PD) took place from 5 to 7 June 2024, in Strasbourg. The plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108 (T-PD) was productive with the adoption of the third module of the Model Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data...

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Annual Plenary Meeting of the Ibero-American network

29 MAY 2024 CARTEGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA

On 27-29 May, the Council of Europe - represented by Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of Digital Development and Governance Department – took part in the Annual Plenary Meeting of the Ibero-american network. This meeting brought together 41 data protection authorities and human rights institutions...

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CPDP 2024: A Panel on Council of Europe Model Contractual Clauses

22 May 2024 BRUSSELS

On 22 May, a panel of the 2024 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference (known as “CPDP”) was dedicated to the Model Contractual Clauses (MCC) developed by the Committee of Convention 108. The Panel gathered high level speakers from different sectors such as Drudeisha...

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Spring Conference welcomed the CoE support for cooperation within DPAs

17 MAY 2024 RIGA

The 32nd European Conference of Data protection Authorities (Spring Conference) took place on 14-16 May in Riga, Latvia. The conference stands as the annual gathering for all data protection authorities (DPAs) across Europe to promote cooperation and to address the common challenges and best...

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Republic of Moldova : Conference on AI & Big Data and Meeting with the Data Protection Authority

23 April 2024 Chisinau

The Council of Europe participated in the Conference on AI & Big Data: Humans Powered by AI in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on 18-19 April. Represented by the Head of the Council of Europe office in Chisinau, and a data protection expert, attendees learned of the important frameworks and laws...

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61st meeting of the Bureau of the Consultative Committee of Convention 108

15 March 2024 PARIS

The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held its 61st meeting from 13 to 15 March 2024 in Paris. It reviewed the draft of the 3rd module of the Model Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data focusing on the transfer from processors to processors and draft Guidelines on the...

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Lebanon launches its Human Trafficking Victim Identification Kit

7 March 2024 TUNIS

As part of the launch of the Human Trafficking Victim Identification Kit in Lebanon, special attention was given to the protection of the personal data of those involved. This kit, the first of its kind in the country, is an essential tool for professionals and organisations committed to...

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22nd Meeting of the Central and Eastern European Privacy and Data Protection Authorities

28 February 2024 Tbilisi

The 22nd Meeting of the Central and Eastern European Privacy and Data Protection Authorities took place on 28 February 2024 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Council of Europe was invited to deliver a key-note speech in the opening session in which it highlighted the need to recommit to the principles and...

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Congratulations to the winners of the Stefano Rodotà Data Protection Award 2024

29 January 2024 Strasbourg

The Jury of the Stefano Rodotà Award, composed of the members of the Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108, has selected the winners of the Stefano Rodotà Data Protection Award 2024. After reviewing all the exceptional works submitted by the applicants, the Jury has decided to award; PhD...

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Data Protection Day – 2024

28 January 2024 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 18th International Data Protection Day, the Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 as well as the Data Protection Commissioner of the Council of Europe have issued a statement and the Committee of Convention 108 awarded the sixth Stefano Rodotà Award. To illustrate the...

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Celebrating the 18th Data Protection Day

25 January 2024 Brussels

To celebrate the 18th International Data Protection Day, the Data Protection Unit together with the organisers of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference (CPDP) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) co-organised a one-day event with high-level speakers...

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60th meeting of the Bureau of the Consultative Committee of Convention 108

14 December 2023 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the Committee of Convention 108 held its 60th meeting from 14 to 15 December 2023. It welcomed the important acceleration of the ratification process of the amending Protocol CETS No. 223 (known as Convention 108+) with 11 instruments deposited just for 2023, thus reaching 31...

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Model Contractual Clauses for the Transfer of Personal Data (Module 2)

At its 45th plenary meeting, the Committee of Convention 108 (T-PD) adopted the second module of the Model Contractual Clauses for transborder data flows of personal data, based on the modernised Convention 108+ for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data....

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The T-PD Chair takes part in the 17th UniDem Seminar organised by the Venice Commission in Rabat

21 November 2023 Rabat

Ms Elsa MEIN, Chair of the Committee of Convention 108 (‘T-PD’), took part in the 17th UniDem Seminar organised by the Venice Commission in cooperation with the Ministry of digital transition and administrative reform of Morocco. It is entitled: "Digital transformation and artificial intelligence...

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45th Plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108

17 November 2023 Strasbourg

The 45th plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108 (T-PD) took place from 15 to 17 November 2023, in Strasbourg. The high point of it was the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending Convention 108 by San Marino, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of this...

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San Marino becomes the 31st country to join modernised Convention 108+

16 November 2023 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the accession of the Republic of San Marino to the Council of Europe, H.E. Foreign Minister Luca Beccari deposited the instrument of ratification of the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing...

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The 5th edition of the Privacy Symposium Africa promotes Convention 108/108+

10 November 2023 Port Louis

On 9 November 2023, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe, took part in a panel dedicated to Convention 108+ within the framework of the 5th edition of the Privacy Symposium Africa. The panel also gathered Ms Awa N’Diaye, head of the Personal Data...

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Hungary becomes the 30th Party to ratify the Protocol amending Convention 108, known as "Convention 108+"

19 October 2023 STRASBOURG

Today, 19 October 2023, Ambassador Harry Alex Rusz, Permanent Representative of Hungary 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 No. 223), in...

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Portugal joins Convention 108+

18 October 2023 Strasbourg

Today, 18 October 2023, Ambassador Gilberto Jerónimo, Permanent Representative of Portugal 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 No. 223),...

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