The first international legal instruments to be adopted were two Council of Europe resolutions in 1973 and 1974, the first on "the protection of the privacy of individuals vis-A-vis electronic data banks in the private sector," 9 and the second on "the protection of the privacy of individuals vis-A-vis electronic data banks in the public sector." This article will describe and compare the rules of data protection as they emerge in the instruments. Although this will require some assessment, the main objective will be to explain and amplify.
The Council of Europe Convention of the OECD Guidelines on Data Protection,
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