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Anna and her apps

Watch the video to get to know Anna. We will follow Anna her on her medical journey and see what health data is generated outside the medical context.

In this video you will meet Anna. We will follow her during the 2 weeks of this course and use her as an example to clarify the regulation of protecting health data in both a medical and private context. We will follow her on her medical journey and see what health data she generates by using modern technologies.

Anna uses a smartphone, smartwatch and many other modern technologies. These technologies can be used for different purposes. She needs to enter a lot of personal data in these apps in order to use them. Most of these apps have a privacy policy which explains how your personal data is being handled. According to the GDPR these policies need to be written in clear and plain language. However, as you will see in this video, these privacy policies are not always easy to understand and may include some provisions which are not privacy friendly.

Do you use modern technologies such as apps and wearables? Are you aware of the data you enter in them? In the next step you will have the opportunity to make your own app cloud and discuss which data might be being used, but for now we’re interested to know whether you use modern technologies such as apps and wearables? Are you aware of the data you enter in them? Have you ever read a privacy policy?

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

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