Sam Jungyun Choi, Harriet Fletcher and Katherine Kinchlea of Covington & Burling write:
On March 28, 2019, the Council of Europe* issued a new Recommendation on the protection of health-related data. The Recommendation calls on all Council of Europe member states to take steps to ensure that the principles for processing health-related data (in both the public and private sector) set out in the Appendix of the Recommendation are reflected in their law and practice.
This Recommendation is likely to be of interest to both public sector and private sector organizations that are seeking to use health-related data in innovative ways, including developing digital health solutions that involve genetic data, scientific research, data sharing or mobile health applications.
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