Data protection: Summary of the meeting between 15 French-speaking states

On the initiative of the Monegasque Committee for Personal Data Control (CCIN) and the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), independent French-speaking authorities met in Monaco on 5th September 2006 in the presence of a representative of the Secretary General of the International Organisation of French-speaking Communities. The opening of the meeting was marked by the reading of a message by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, in addition to a speech by the President of the National Council announcing the forthcoming amendment of the Monegasque Law. In a joint declaration, it was decided to set up an association to foster the development and reinforcement of the data protection law. Heads of State and government were encouraged to make a commitment during the XI Summit of French-speaking Communities on 29th September 2006 in Bucharest with regard to establishing an international convention on personal data protection. The first French-speaking conference on personal data protection will take place in Montreal in September 2007. 

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