Tunisia to take part in 35th Plenary meeting of Consultative Committee of Convention 108 | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia to take part in 35th Plenary meeting of Consultative Committee of Convention 108

Tunisia will take part for the first time in the works of the 35th Plenary meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, due on November 22-24 in Strasbourg.

Tunisia will be represented at the plenary meeting by President of the National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (INPDP) Chawki Gueddas.

The modernisation of Convention 108, protection of Health-related data, data protection and police, data protection and humanitarian action, co-operation with other Council of Europe bodies and entities and 2018-2019 work programme are topping the agenda of this meeting, Gueddas tol TAP.

The authority has completed examining the new draft law on personal data protection with the Ministry of Relations with Constitutional Authorities that will be submitted to a cabinet meeting within a month before being transferred to the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR), Gueddas affirmed.

The bill that now includes 170 articles rather than 220 was improved and some of its articles were removed.

Tunisia became member of the European Council’s Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data on November 1.

Tunisia thus became the fourth non-member state of the Council of Europe that adhered to this convention after Uruguay, Mauritius and Senegal.

The House of People’s Representatives had adopted last May 16 by 134 votes without opposition or abstention, the bill relating to the membership of Tunisia to this Convention in accordance with the provisions of article 24 of the Tunisian Constitution related to the protection of personal data.

Source: TAP News Agency

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