Monday, August 04, 2008

CoE DP Treaty

Privacy, Laws and Business reports the following:

"The Council of Europe Convention on Data Protection, for the first time since it was opened for signature in 1981, is inviting non-European countries with data protection laws to sign and ratify it. The Convention’s Consultative Committee recommended “that non-member states, with data protection legislation in accordance with Convention 108, should be allowed to accede to the Convention”, and it “invited the Committee of Ministers to take note of this recommendation and to consider any subsequent accession request accordingly”. The Committee of Ministers, on 2 July 2008, “agreed to examine any accession request in the light of this recommendation” and “instructed the Secretariat to disseminate information about the Convention”.


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