International legal framework

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The upward trend of interest in the issue of privacy occurred mainly in the second half of the 20th century. This increase is mainly due to cash flow, the development of information technology and the need for data stream between cooperating countries, including streams that are carried out through the computer transfers of personal data. There was no legal instrument for a long time at the international level covering the field of personal data protection and neither personal data. Only a few acts, which have been issued in this are under the auspices of the United Nations, deal with the protection of personality or privacy, and they also partly interfere with the protection of personal data. However, these documents are not comprehensive in nature and treatment of personal data on an international scale is so fragmented rather than integrated.


Convention 108
Additional Protocol


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