If GDPR has been described as the new golden standard for data protection, Convention 108 may represent the potential global standard in this field. The recent progressive expansion of the Council of Europe’s model and the modernised version of the Convention have revitalised its role in the global context.
On 11 and 12 am June 2019, the Council of Europe hosted the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for his public consultation on a Draft recommendation on the protection and use of health data.
Organised in co-operation with the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the objective of this international conference is to reaffirm the universal importance of Convention 108+.
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 Council of Europe and the French "Commission Nationale de l' Informatique et des Libertés" (CNIL) have organised this conference, which took place in Strasbourg on 5 June 2014. This annual event, which is reserved for accredited data protection authorities and observers, is a unique occasion for each represented authority to deal with subjects of common interest and to help advance the fundamental right to data protection.