"Widening and strengthening the appeal of Convention 108"

G.Verhenneman, F. Coudert (KU Leuven)

On the 3 December 2014 the Adhoc Committee on Data Protection (‘CAHDATA’) released a draft amending protocal (‘the Draft
Protocol’) on the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data,commonly known as Convention 108 (‘the Convention’).

Griet Verhenneman and Fanny Coudert, both legal researchers in the Interdisciplinary Center for Law and ICT at KU Leuven, examine the changes contained in the Draft Protocol and assess the ramifications of these suggested
amendments on the Convention’s status as a global privacy standard.