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
Signed28 January 1981
LocationStrasbourg
Effective1 October 1985
Condition5 ratifications
Signatories51
Ratifiers51
DepositarySecretary General of the Council of Europe
LanguagesEnglish 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, Mauritius, Senegal, Tunisia, and Uruguay have acceded to the treaty.

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