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Closing remarks

This week, we introduced how health data is protected in light of the GDPR. You learned about the background, general legal aspects, obligations and responsibilities for controllers and processors for processing sensitive data, as well as the rights of data subjects.

Aspects such as transferring health data, consent and risks involved in processing health data have also been touched upon and will be elaborated further in Week 2 when we will go into modern technologies in more detail.

Before you move on to Week 2, if you have any remaining questions feel free to post them in the discussion section.

With modern technologies, the cross-border dimension of health data is put in a new perspective. Data can cross borders in different ways, even without us being aware of it. This poses new threats which need to be addressed by appropriate safeguards, such as anonymisation and data retention. This and more will be discussed next week. We will also see what happens next to Anna. Stay tuned!

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Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR

University of Groningen

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