1. The Committee on Legal Affairs
and Human Rights congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Culture,
Science, Education and Media, Mr Jean-Yves Le Déaut (France, SOC),
on his report, and supports by and large the proposed recommendation.
2. The committee proposes some amendments aimed at highlighting
certain legal aspects of the recommendation. There is no doubt that,
given the complexity and the rapidly evolving nature of emerging technologies,
many more legal and human rights aspects ought to be thoroughly
considered. The Parliamentary Assembly should continue looking into
this issue in the not too distant future.
3. Furthermore, as rightly pointed out in the draft recommendation
tabled by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media,
the committee underlines the pressing need for the Committee of
Ministers to conclude its work on the modernisation of the Convention
for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing
of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) by adopting the revised convention
as soon as possible.