Feb 162021
 February 16, 2021  Posted by  Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Kristof Van Quathem and Anna Oberschelp de Meneses of Covington and Burling write:

On February 2, 2021, the European Data Protection Board (“Board”) responded to questions submitted by the European Commission (“Commission”) on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to health research.  The Board also announced that it is currently working on guidelines on the processing of personal data for scientific research purposes, which it aims to publish in the course of 2021.

The Commission’s questions covered the following seven topics:

  1. legal basis for processing of health-related data for scientific research purposes;
  2. further processing of previously collected health data;
  3. the notion of broad consent;
  4. transparency of data processing;
  5. anonymization;
  6. processing of special categories of data on a large scale; and
  7. international cooperation.

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