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NCJ Number: 163432 Find in a Library
Title: Protection of Personal Data in the Area of Telecommunication Services, With Particular Reference to Telephone Services
Corporate Author: Council of Europe
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg, France
Council of Europe Publications
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Publication Number: ISBN 92-871-2895-2
Sale Source: Council of Europe Publications
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: This brochure contains the text of Recommendation No. R(95)4 and Explanatory Memorandum of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to member states on the protection of personal data in the area of telecommunication services, with particular reference to telephone services.
Abstract: The Committee of Ministers, when creating this recommendation, considered a number of factors: the increasing use of automated data processing in telecommunication services; advantages to be gained from technological developments, particularly in the area of telephone services; and the move towards digitization of networks. At the same time, they recognized the possible risks to the privacy of the users and possible inhibitions on their freedom of communication from caller identification, call-forwarding, mobile telephones, call-tracing, and automatic-dialing devices. Noting that new developments in telecommunication services must respect the right to private life and secrecy of correspondence guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Committee composed a Recommendation that covers: (1) respect for privacy; (2) collection and processing of data; (3) communication of data; (4) rights of access and rectification; (5) security; and (6) implementation of principles.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Council of Europe; Courts; Crime prevention education; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminology; Europe; International cooperation; Science and Technology; Telecommunications; Telecommunications equipment; Telephone communications
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