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How GDPR Enhances Transparency and Fosters Pseudonymisation in Academic Medical Research

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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has dotted the i's and crossed the t's in the context of academic medical research. One year into GDPR, it is clear that a change of mind and the uptake of new procedures is required. Research organisations have been looking at the possibility to establish a code-of-conduct, good practices and/or guidelines for researchers that translate GDPR's abstract principles to concrete measures suitable for implementation. We introduce a proposal for the implementation of GDPR in the context of academic research which involves the processing of health related data, as developed by a multidisciplinary team at the University Hospitals Leuven. The proposal is based on three elements, three stages and six specific safeguards. Transparency and pseudonymisation are considered key to find a balance between the need for researchers to collect and analyse personal data and the increasing wish of data subjects for informational control.
Tijdschrift: European Journal of Health Law
ISSN: 0929-0273
Issue: 1
Volume: 27
Pagina's: 35 - 57
Jaar van publicatie:2020