Privacy Pills 5/2023 – Exceptions to the obligation to collect patient's consent for personal data processing in clinical research

Di Sophie Bernard - Privacy & Data Protection Manager

It is essential to ensure the protection of patients’ privacy and confidentiality while balancing the need for scientific advancement and improved healthcare outcomes. The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") is not just a set of stringent rules framing the processing of health-related data. It also recognizes the importance of scientific research and innovation in the field of healthcare. In particular, a few exceptions applicable to the processing of such special categories of personal data are contemplated therein and could be used by clinical research stakeholders, as long as they implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure data subjects' protection.

At PRINEOS, we believe in fostering ethical research practices while driving innovation in healthcare.
As professionals in the field, staying updated on the latest regulations and ethical considerations is vital. Our fact sheet serves as a valuable resource, providing insights and guidance to navigate the complexities of personal data processing in clinical trials.
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