Data Protection Law

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other innovative legislative initiatives, the European Union has become the international leader in the fast-developing field of data protection and data privacy law. Experts in Europe and beyond rely on the quarterly European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), EDPL events and our German-language Information Freedom and Information Law yearbooks for comprehensive, high quality analysis of the changes in the legal landscape of data privacy.
Lexxion’s publications and seminars in the field of data protection offer the latest legal updates on topics like data transfers, data processing, right to be forgotten, data breaches and freedom of information.

Big Data in the Pharmaceutical Sector between Protection and Transparency: Opportunities and Legal Challenges

27.02.2019 | Basel

Data in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector play an important role in various aspects. Data has already transformed many facets of the sector. Huge datasets are driving new drug discoveries and are making clinical trials more efficient. Wearable devises such as sleep trackers are creating more informed patients and the employment of more sophisticated data models has enabled healthcare professionals better to predict and prevent illness. From personalised medicine to AI assisted diagnostics and genetic engineering and sequencing, the possibilities, it seems, are endless.

However, despite its potential to improve patient care and the share price of pharmaceutical companies, legal and regulatory challenges remain. One need to look no further than the recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to realise that significant regulatory challenges exists. With patients and regulatory becoming increasingly cognizant of data protection issues, regulatory restrictions are only going to increase.

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Journals

EDPL – European Data Protection Law Review

Events | Data Protection Law

Books

Informationsfreiheit und Informationsrecht – Jahrbuch 2016

Informationsfreiheit und Informationsrecht – Jahrbuch 2015

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