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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.

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15
Nov
2022

EDPS Formal comments on the draft on measures to ensure effective access to emergency services through emergency communications to the single European emergency number ‘112’

 

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council with measures to ensure effective access to emergency services through emergency communications to the single European emergency number ‘112’

 

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14
Oct
2022

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Delegated Decision on further defining the risks related to security or illegal immigration or a high epidemic risk

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Delegated Decision on further defining the risks related to security or illegal immigration or a high epidemic risk

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7
Sep
2022

Standards of quality and safety for substances of human origin intended for human application

EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation on standards of quality and safety for substances of human origin intendedfor human application and repealing Directives 2002/98/EC and 2004/23/EC

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29
Nov
2021

Verification of the EU Digital COVID Certificate at EC-JRC in Ispra (Italy)

EDPS Opinion on the Commission draft Decision as regards additional specific health and safety rules for the Commission site of Ispra (Verification of Digital COVID certificates for staff and visitors) (Case 2021-1000)

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