This contribution by Jörg Polakiewicz argues that the Council's Convention on Data Protection (Convention 108) remains highly relevant as a possible standard for protecting privacy and data protection worldwide.
Jörg Polakiewicz, Head of Human Rights Policy and Development at Council of Europe, To develop this further the interaction between the Convention and the European Union's framework for assessing the adequacy of Data Protection regimes outside the European Economic Area (EEA) should be better reconciled. This should be part of the modernization of the Convention now underway. This talk was part of the OxPILS Conference 'The 'Right to be Forgotten' and Beyond' held on 12 June 2012. This Conference was the culmination of 'Mending the Tangled Web? Information Privacy 3.0', a series which was generously made possible with funding from a Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe. (The views expressed are those of the individual speakers only). For full details please see http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/conferences/oxpilsconference2012/.