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, France
Effective1 October 1985
Condition5 ratifications
Signatories47
Ratifiers55
DepositarySecretary General of the Council of Europe
CitationsETS 108
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.[1]

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.[2] The Council of Europe approved a proposed modernization of the agreement in 2018. The modernization included an obligation to report when data breeches occur, additional accountability for data storers, and new rights for the algorithmic decision making.[3]

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  1. ^ Computer Law & Security Review.
  2. ^ Council of Europe (30 January 2019). "New Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Modernisation of the Data Protection "Convention 108"". www.coe.int. Retrieved 4 September 2021.

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