Council of Europe

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The Council of Europe is the oldest European political organisation, founded in 1949 and associating at the moment over 40 countries. One of the aims of setting up the Council of Europe was the need to protect human rights including the right to privacy after Second World War. Since 1989 the Council of Europe's main activity has become acting as a human rights watchdog for Europe's post-communist democracies and providing know-how in this area. The results of the Council's work are many legally binding treaties and convention many of which are open to non-member states on topics such as human rights and data protection, as well as recommendations to governments setting out policy guidelines. Currently, the Council of Europe work on modernisation of Convention no. 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.

 

Contact:

Secretariat of the Convention on Data Protection
DG I - Human Rights and Rule of Law
Data protection and Cybercrime Division
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

 

More information you can find on the web site of Council of Europe dedicated to data protection.

 

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