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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsMELANIA TUDORICA Welcome back. It's great to see you again. Last week, you got acquainted with the protection of health data from a legal perspective. You learned about rights and obligations and that health data is sensitive data which needs additional protection. You saw how Anna's health data was transferred and exchanged between medical professionals and institutions. This week, we will elaborate more on the cross-border element of transferring health data.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsTRIX MULDER: You also learned about some of the risks involving processing health data. This week, we will zoom into the risks arising from the use of modern technologies. We will hear from several specialists who will shed light on protecting health data from their perspectives. Consent was dealt with in Week 1 when we addressed medical treatment. Consent will be further explored this week when we discuss medical research. And of course, we will pick up where we left of with Anna at the gynaecologists and use her case to clarify this week's topics. Have fun.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome back to the second and final week of this course. Last week you learned about the protection of health data from a legal perspective. There are rights and obligations involved in processing health data, which is sensitive data that needs additional protection. There are several risks involved in processing health data. This week we will zoom in on risks arising from the use of modern technologies, such as apps and wearables.

You also got acquainted with Anna, whose health data was transferred and exchanged between medical professionals and institutions. This week you will learn more about the cross-border element of transferring health data. Due to the very nature of these modern technologies, data may be located or stored anywhere in the world. We will investigate two measures mentioned by the GDPR to protect personal data: anonymisation and data retention. These two safeguards are for example interesting in light of medical research, which will also be explored this week.

So let’s start off the week with an article on modern technologies. Good luck!

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

University of Groningen

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