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Council of Europe calls for restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology

The Council of Europe has published guidelines to avoid what it terms significant risks to privacy and data protection posed by the increasing use of facial recognition technology.

The human rights organisation suggests prohibiting its use solely to determine a person’s skin colour, religious or other belief, gender, racial or ethnic origin, age, health or social status. A ban should also be applied to ‘affect recognition’ technologies, which can identify emotions and be used to detect personality traits, inner feelings, mental health condition or workers’ level of engagement.

Source: Council of Europe calls for restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology

CoE launches public consultation on human rights impact of algorithmic systems

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) of the Council of Europe has published draft recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems  and invites comments from the public.

Draft recommendation outlines that private sector actors should actively engage in participatory processes with consumer associations and data protection authorities for the design, implementation and evaluation of their complaint mechanisms, including collective redress mechanisms.

In addition, private sector actors must adequately train the staff involved in the review of algorithmic systems on, among other things, applicable personal data protection and privacy standards.

Source: Have your say on the draft recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems! – Newsroom

Council of Europe issues recommendation on health-related data

On March 28, 2019, the Council of Europe issued a new Recommendation on the protection of health-related data.

The Recommendation calls on all Council of Europe member states to take steps to ensure that the principles for processing health-related data (in both the public and private sector) set out in the Appendix of the Recommendation are reflected in their law and practice.

Source: Council of Europe issues recommendation on health-related data

CoE publishes guidelines on AI

The Committee of the Council of Europe’s data protection treaty “Convention 108” has published Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection.

The guidelines aim to assist policy makers, artificial intelligence (AI) developers, manufacturers and service providers in ensuring that AI applications do not undermine the right to data protection.

What does the newly signed ‘Convention 108+’ mean for UK adequacy?

The Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108) has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation. While Convention 108 is not an EU document, the European Commission sees the protocol as a way of encouraging “third countries” to adopt the basic tenets of the GDPR. This could be particularly interesting for the U.K., which will become a third country after Brexit.

Full article: What does the newly signed ‘Convention 108+’ mean for UK adequacy?

Council of Europe treaty bolstering data protection opened for signature

Twenty-one states on October 10, 2018 signed a Council of Europe treaty aimed at strengthening the principles and rules for the protection of personal data at international level.

The treaty, an Amending Protocol, updates the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”, the only existing international treaty addressing the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data.

Source: Council of Europe treaty bolstering data protection opened for signature – Newsroom

Modernized CoE Convention 108: A global standard on data protection

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers recently adopted “Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data” (ETS No. 108) after several years of negotiations.  The Protocol, now open for signature, modernizes Convention 108 to deal with innovations that have occurred in the area of information and communication technology since its original adoption in 1981 and to strengthen the convention’s effective implementation.

Source: Modernized CoE Convention 108: A global standard on data protection

Mexico joins the data protection convention

On June 19 Mexico acceded to the Council of Europe´s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”, and to its Additional Protocol on transborder data flows and supervisory authorities. The convention and its Additional Protocol will enter into force in respect of Mexico on 1 October 2018.

Source: Mexico joins the data protection convention – Newsroom

Convention 108 modernisation aims to better address emerging privacy challenges

On 18 May 2018The Council of Europe (‘CoE’) adopted the Protocol to amend the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (‘Convention 108’), following a seven year process, and issued an explanatory report on the same.

The Protocol seeks to modernise Convention 108 in light of new information and communication technologies, as well as strengthen its effective implementation.

Source: International: Convention 108 modernisation aims to better address emerging privacy challenges

Council of Europe updates Convention 108

On May 18 the Council of Europe adopted an amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”.

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.

Source: Enhancing data protection globally: Council of Europe updates its landmark convention – Newsroom

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