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A/RES/45/95


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14 December 1990

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                                                   A/RES/45/95
                                                   68th plenary meeting
                                                   14 December 1990
 
 
 45/95.  Guidelines for the regulation of computerized personal data files
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolution 44/132 of 15 December 1989,
 
      Bearing in mind Commission on Human Rights resolution 1990/42 of
 6 March 1990 and Economic and Social Council resolution 1990/38 of 25 May
 1990, entitled "Guidelines on the use of computerized personal files",
 
      1.   Expresses its appreciation to the Special Rapporteur of the
 Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,
 Mr. Louis Joinet, for his report containing a revised version of the draft
 guidelines for the regulation of computerized personal data files;
 
      2.   Conveys its thanks to the Governments that have communicated to the
 Secretary-General their comments and suggestions concerning the previous
 version of the draft guidelines;
 
      3.   Adopts the guidelines for the regulation of computerized personal
 data files in their revised version;
 
      4.   Requests Governments to take into account those guidelines in their
 legislation and administrative regulations;
 
      5.   Requests governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental
 organizations to respect those guidelines in carrying out the activities
 within their field of competence.