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 50
Ratifiers 50
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. Mauritius, Senegal and Uruguay, non–Council of Europe states, have acceded to the treaty.

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