Jan 262011
 January 26, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Molly Guinness reports:

Thirty years ago this week, the “Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data,” was signed by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.

Convention 108 marked the first major international policy that laid out the issues of privacy and data protection. It laid the foundation for stricter rules currently in place across the European Union.

But the 1981 document didn’t just come out of nowhere.

In fact, France was one of the first countries in Europe to enact a privacy law.

Read more on Deutsche Welle.

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