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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

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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