What do the new data protection regulations (GDPR) mean for research?

Last modified: May 23, 2018

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations are relevant to organizations who handle personal data. As of 25th of May 2018 it “replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.” (source: www.eugdpr.org)

What does it mean for (biomedical) research?
Read more by Med Law Consult (English)
Read more by Federa and Coreon (Dutch)

“Erger dan het AVG-spook is de vrees ervoor”

Lex Bouter shares his views on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming (AVG) In ‘Onderzoek Nederland’ (in Dutch).
“Het is goed dat Europa zijn privacywetgeving harmoniseert, want bij wetenschappelijk onderzoek werken we steeds meer internationaal samen. Even dreigde het helemaal mis te gaan, maar uiteindelijk zijn er in de Europese verordening adequate uitzonderingen voor onderzoek opgenomen. Er zijn nog een paar onzekerheden, zoals voor de biobanken, maar veel problemen zijn al opgelost.”
Lees het hele artikel hier.

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