Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data
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|Signed||28 January 1981|
|Effective||1 October 1985|
|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 is a 1981 Council of Europe treaty that protects the right to privacy of individuals, 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. Being non–Council of Europe states, Argentina, Cabo Verde, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Uruguay have acceded to the treaty.
Since 1985, this data protection convention has been updated, and a new instrument on artificial intelligence has been added.
- General Data Protection Regulation
- Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data
- Data privacy
- Data Privacy Day
- Information privacy
- List of Council of Europe treaties
- Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Council of Europe)
- Council of Europe (30 January 2019). "New Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
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