In May 2018, the Council of Europe adopted an Amending Protocol which updates the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, known as “Convention 108”.
The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the only existing legally binding international treaty with global relevance in this field, was modernised after a period of intense work and negotiations.
The modernisation of Convention 108 addresses the challenges to privacy resulting from the use of new information and communication technologies, and strengthens the convention’s mechanism to ensure its effective implementation.
The modernised Convention has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the occasion of its 128th in May 2018. The English version of modernized Convention 108 is available here.