Council of Europe should lead the way on global data protection laws

PACE has called for the Council of Europe to lead the way in establishing global standards for data protection. Adopting a resolution on the protection of privacy and personal data on the Internet, based on a report by Andreja Rihter (Slovenia, SOC), the Assembly said the Council’s Convention on Automatic Processing of Personal Data was the most advanced set of standards in the world at present, and should be updated and promoted globally to prevent – among other things – individuals from being identified, profiled or monitored online without their consent.