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Convention 108 (Council of Europe)

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Convention 108 (Council of Europe) - definition(s)

Convention 108 (Council of Europe)  - Convention 108 refers to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data which was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1981.

This Convention is the first legally binding international instrument adopted in the field of data protection.

It sets out minimum standards aimed at protecting the individuals against abuses which may accompany the collection and processing of personal data. It also seeks to regulate the transborder flow of personal data.

A total of 40 European states have ratified the Convention so far.

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Source: European Data Protection Supervisor, 26 July 2011 08:58:09, External 

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