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    Council of Europe Promotes Personal Data Protection in Latin America

    Nov 14, 2012
    Merco Press reported that the Council of Europe is promoting international cooperation in the field of personal data protection and is encouraging non-member states to ratify Convention 108 “The Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.” Attending the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Uruguay in late October, the Council of Europe’s head of human rights policy and development department, Jörg Polakiewicz, said, “The eventual accession of Uruguay will be a key step towards the global promotion of the convention and intergovernmental cooperation on personal data protection,” adding, “We are sure, hopefully, that Uruguay will be the first of many non-European countries to join the treaty.” According to the Merco Press article, Convention 108 was created in 1981 and is the only legally binding standard with the potential to be applied worldwide, “providing certainty and predictability in international relations and open for signature by any country.”

    Merco Press reported that the Council of Europe is promoting international cooperation in the field of personal data protection and is encouraging non-member states to ratify Convention 108 “The Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.” Attending the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Uruguay in late October, the Council of Europe’s head of human rights policy and development department, Jörg Polakiewicz, said, “The eventual accession of Uruguay will be a key step towards the global promotion of the convention and intergovernmental cooperation on personal data protection,” adding, “We are sure, hopefully, that Uruguay will be the first of many non-European countries to join the treaty.” According to the Merco Press article, Convention 108 was created in 1981 and is the only legally binding standard with the potential to be applied worldwide, “providing certainty and predictability in international relations and open for signature by any country.”

    More: http://en.mercopress.com/2012/10/31/council-of-europe-promotes-personal-data-protection-in-latin-america

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