Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data

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Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
Signed 28 January 1981
Location Strasbourg
Effective 1 October 1985
Condition 5 Ratifications
Signatories 46
Ratifiers 46
Depositary Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Languages English and French

The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data of the Council of Europe of 1981 extended the safeguards for everyone's rights and fundamental freedoms, and in particular the right to the respect for privacy, taking account of the increasing flow across frontiers of personal data undergoing automatic processing.

All members of the Council of Europe have ratified the treaty, except San Marino and Turkey (Turkey signed the Convention in 1981). Uruguay has also ratified the treaty.

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