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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

CoE invites Mexico to accede to Convention 108!

The Committee of Ministers (1302nd bis meeting of 13 December 2017) agreed to the request of Mexico to be invited to accede to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) and to its additional Protocol (CETS No. 181).

Mexico is the ninth country from outside Europe that has been invited to accede, after Uruguay, Mauritius, Senegal, Tunisia (already Parties), Morocco, Cabo Verde, Burkina Faso and Argentina (by chronological order).

Source: Congratulations to Mexico for being invited to accede to Convention 108! – Newsroom

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