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Data Protection Convention (DPC, 1981)

The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (DPC) alias Convention 108 is not enforced with punitive measures, but used as a guideline and as a standard for the development of the civil infrastructure of participating nations.

“The Convention’s [DPC] approach is not that processing of personal data should always be considered as an interference with right to privacy, but rather that for the protection of privacy and other fundamental rights and freedoms, any processing of data must always observe certain legal conditions. Such as the principle that personal data may only be processed for specified legitimate purposes, where necessary for these purposes, and not used in a way incompatible with those purposes.”

In 2011, the 30+-year old international treaty covering data protection underwent a partial rewrite to reflect new concerns in the age of the Internet.


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