12:19 20.10.2018

Denisova discusses situation with information law in Ukraine with Council of Europe representatives

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Denisova discusses situation with information law in Ukraine with Council of Europe representatives

Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova has discussed information rights, as well as conventions that Ukraine needs to ratify with the representatives of the Council of Europe.

"A meeting with Head of the Information Society Department at the Council of Europe Patrick Penninckx, Project Manager of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine Viktoria Halperin and Project Manager at the Information Society Department Shahin Abbasov was devoted to information law. Ukraine needs to modernize personal data protection legislation, while the Council of Europe has the experience that we are ready to adopt," she said on Facebook.

Denisova stressed that, first of all, it is necessary to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents.

"Unfortunately, it has not yet been ratified in Ukraine. The reason for this is that the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine were not told about the importance of the provisions. They are not familiar with it, and therefore did not vote. I promised to update this process at the next session," she said.

Denisova also noted that Ukraine should ratify another convention, which concerns the protection of persons in connection with the automated processing of personal data.

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