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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsMELANIA TUDORICA: Congratulations for finishing this course. In discussing various topics relating to the protection of health data, you learned all about the legal aspects, including rights and obligations, risks and safeguards, consent, and cross-border transfer. Now, you are aware of the maze that is health data. And you gained knowledge on the protection that GDPR offers.

Skip to 0 minutes and 23 secondsTRIX MULDER: Anna's case has shown that health data shared between different health care professionals is not done lightly. Medical professionals have certain obligations, such as professional secrecy. Furthermore, patients always have to give consent, even if it is implicit. On the other hand, patients like Anna also have rights, such as the right to access their own patient file.

Skip to 0 minutes and 45 secondsMELANIA TUDORICA: You also saw that there are a lot of developments in the health care sector. Modern technologies are used both in a medical context, as well as by people to track their own health and fitness. With these modern technologies come a lot of risks. One of these being health data crossing borders if you are aware of this or not. However, there are a lot of ways to protect health data and techniques, such as anonymisation, which are improving.

Skip to 1 minute and 9 secondsTRIX MULDER: You might wonder how Anna's story ended. Her pregnancy went well, in spite of her elevated heart rates. She participated in the research programme and helped a lot of other women that way. She gave birth to lovely healthy twins and now enjoys motherhood. We hope you enjoyed our course.

Skip to 1 minute and 26 secondsALL: Thank you for joining.

Summary and closing

Congratulations for finishing this course! We discussed various topics relating to the protection of health data. You learned about all the relevant legal aspects and you gained knowledge on the protection the GDPR offers with regards to health data.

Anna’s case has shown us what the obligations for controllers and processors are and what the rights of data subjects are. But you also got acquainted with the modern developments in the healthcare sector and learned that modern technologies are used both in a medical context as well as outside the medical context.

With these modern technologies come a lot of risks. However, there are a lot of ways to protect health data and techniques such as anonymisation are improving.

You might wonder how Anna’s story ended. Her pregnancy went well, she participated in the research program and helped a lot of other women that way. She gave birth to lovely healthy twins and now enjoys motherhood.

We hope you enjoyed our course. Thank you for joining!

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

University of Groningen

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