Supervisory Opinion on the use of social media monitoring for epidemic intelligence purposes by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recognises data concerning health as a special category of data and provides a definition for health data for data protection purposes. Though the innovative principles introduced by the GDPR (privacy by design or the prohibition of discriminatory profiling) remain relevant and applicable to health data as well, specific safeguards for personal health data and for a definitive interpretation of the rules that allows an effective and comprehensive protection of such data have now been addressed by the GDPR. Processes that foster innovation and better quality healthcare, such as clinical trials or mobile health, need robust data protection safeguards in order to maintain the trust and confidence of individuals in the rules designed to protect their data.
The 45th edition of the Global Privacy Assembly Annual Meeting took place this year in Bermuda from October 15th through 20th.
Following you can find the adopted resolutions during this year's GPA:
EDPS Opinion 25/2023 on the Proposal for a Directive on the Union code relating to medicinal products for human use and repealing Directive 2001/83/EC and Directive 2009/35/EC
Our last newsletter of the year 2022 is out now! Read up on our latest conference on data protection in the field of criminal justice; our Opinions, like the one on the EU Media Freedom Act. Learn more about which technologies should be monitored in 2023. And do not forget to follow us on our two alternative social media platforms, EU Voice and EU Video! This issue is also part of our podcast series, the Newsletter Digest.