Russia ratifies CoE Convention 108 on data protection

The Russian Federation strengthened its commitment to the protection of personal data by ratifying the Council of Europe (CoE) Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland received Russia´s instrument of accession from Alexander Alekseev, the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe.

The Convention is today the only legally binding international instrument in its field. Open to any country, it has the potential to become a global standard, providing legal certainty and predictability in international relations.

The treaty will enter into force in respect of the Russian Federation on 1 September 2013. Russia is the 46th state to become a party to the convention.

Source: EDRI-gram “Russia ratifies CoE Convention 108 on data protection” May 22, 2013.

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