Lithuania ratifies Convention 108+
On 23 January, Lithuania ratified the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108), which provides the modernised Convention 108+ and was adopted in Strasbourg on 10 October 2018.
The Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe Laima Jurevičienė deposited the ratification instrument in the presence of the Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni.
The Protocol aims to partially amend and update the 1981 Convention, which is the only legally binding multilateral agreement in the field of personal data protection in an increasingly connected world, and to strengthen the effective implementation of the Convention. Pending its entry into force, the Protocol shall be provisionally applied by Lithuania.
The country ratified the 1981 Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data in 2001. Its objective is to protect the right to privacy worldwide.