Препоръка No. R (81) 1 относно регулацията на автоматизираните банки с медицинска информация
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 23 January 1981, at the 328th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members;
Aware of the increasing use of computers for medical care, medical research, hospital management and public health records;
Convinced that it is desirable to ensure the confidentiality, security and ethical use of personal information contained in those records;
Recalling the general principles on data protection in the private and public sectors as set out in its Resolutions (73) 22 and (74) 29 and the guarantees on the protection of health data of a personal nature provided by the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data;
Observing also that in several member states, guarantees are provided with the same purpose under existing or draft legislation on data protection and on medical and professional secrecy;
Considering that it is desirable to provide the persons responsible for medical data banks with further guidance as to the best way in which these principles can be implemented with regard to their specific type of computerised records,

Recommends the governments of member states:

a. to take steps in order to ensure that every automated medical data bank set up in their territory will be subject to regulations which reflect the principles laid down in the appendix to this recommendation ;

b. to bring this, recommendation to the notice of all services, authorities and institutions, both public and private, which operate automated data banks;

c. to promote awareness and information about the protection of medical data among members of the medical profession and data processing specialists and encourage close co-operation in the matter between these two professional groups;

Instructs the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to bring the contents of this recommendation to the notice of the governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, Japan, the United States of America and Yugoslavia, as well as the Director General of the World Health Organisation.