EU Healthcare Coalition steps up pressure on data protection

Peter Mansell reports:

The multi-stakeholder Healthcare Coalition on Data Protection has stepped up pressure on lawmakers in the EU to preserve, re-instate or clarify research-friendly provisions in the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation.

Among the changes sought by the Coalition, which was set up to “facilitate health-data processing for health purposes, in a reliable and responsible manner”, are the removal of amendments to Articles 81 and 83 of the Commission’s proposal; clarity on exemptions from consent to use personal data for healthcare and research; and a clearer definition of ‘personal data’.

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