Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
28 January 1981
1 October 1985
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
English and French
The Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data is a 1981 Council of Europetreaty 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. Mauritius, Senegal and Uruguay, non–Council of Europe states, have acceded to the treaty.