European Data Protection Board Guidelines on Processing Health Data for Scientific Research in the Covid-19 Outbreak
On 21 April 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines for the processing of personal data concerning health for the purposes of scientific research in the fight against Covid-19. One of a myriad of guidance documents published by the EDPB in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, these guidelines provide guidance to public and private organisations on how to reconcile scientific research with data protection requirements. In particular, the guidelines discuss the legal basis for such activity, the implementation of adequate safeguards, and the exercise of data subjects’ rights.
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