Authors

Victoria Hordern

Partner

Read More

Jo Joyce

Senior Counsel

Read More

Debbie Heywood

Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Read More

Elisa-Marlen Eschborn, LL.M. (Turin)

Associate

Read More
Authors

Victoria Hordern

Partner

Read More

Jo Joyce

Senior Counsel

Read More

Debbie Heywood

Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Read More

Elisa-Marlen Eschborn, LL.M. (Turin)

Associate

Read More

15 March 2022

Global Data Hub – 2 of 16 Insights

Global Data Hub: Health data – getting the right balance between innovation and data protection

Personal health data attracts special protection but also benefits from exemptions under UK and EU data protection law.  Have legislators and regulators got the balance between innovation and privacy right or do the rules overly restrict advances in healthcare provision and research?  We look at some of the particular issues involved in processing health data - not least in identifying what it is and how it can be used.  We focus on data transfers, cybersecurity and fair and lawful processing, as well as looking at guidance and proposals which aim to clarify existing law, and possibly revise or add to it in the near future.


Defining and using health data

Victoria Hordern looks at what constitutes health data and the lawful bases on which it can be processed under the (UK) GDPR.

Read more

Why isn't transferring health data across borders for research purposes easier?

Victoria Hordern looks at the restrictions on exporting health data and at whether they are really proportional given that potential benefits could well outweigh any risk.

Read more

Fairness and lawfulness in the context of health data

Ed Hadcock looks at the importance of fair and lawful processing of health data to establish trust as well as data protection compliance.

Read more

More health data, more risk

Jo Joyce looks at cybersecurity challenges facing health data and at ways to manage risk.

Read more

Diagnosed by big data

Victoria Hordern looks at the use of big data and AI in medical diagnostics in the context of data protection and AI regulation.

Read more

UK data protection law – a barrier or the key to unlocking health data for scientific research?

Debbie Heywood looks at the scientific research provisions in the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, in the context of health data.

Read more

EU cross-border health data spaces – where are we now?

Elisa-Marlen Eschborn looks at the opportunities created by the planned European Health Data Space, and at whether they can be realised by 2025.

Read more

ICO publishes draft guidance on research provisions in the UK GDPR and DPA 18

The ICO seeks to clarify the rules when using personal data for research.

Read more

In this series

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub – Data breaches

Quick read

by Debbie Heywood

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub – Data exports

Quick read

by Debbie Heywood

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub – UK and EU data policy

Quick read

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - Health data

Quick read

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - Data transfers after Schrems II and Brexit transition

Quick read

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - Children

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - life sciences

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - Data protection by design and default

by Multiple authors

Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub – HR data: an update

QUICK READ

by Multiple authors

Call To Action Arrow Image

Latest insights in your inbox

Subscribe to newsletters on topics relevant to you.

Subscribe
Subscribe

Related Insights

Flag of the European community
Data protection & cyber

EU cross-border health data spaces – where are we now?

14 March 2022

by Elisa-Marlen Eschborn, LL.M. (Turin)

Click here to find out more
White microscope on yellow background
Data protection & cyber

Defining and using health data

31 January 2022

by Victoria Hordern

Click here to find out more
Data centre server room
Data protection & cyber

Global Data Hub - Health data

27 November 2020
Quick read

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more