NHS European Office

Data Protection

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EU proposals to revise data protection rules

On 27 April 2016, new laws on data protection, which will set out new European rules on privacy in the digital age were published. They must be applied across the EU by 25 May 2018. Click for the full text. Our office worked substantially to influence these new rules to ensure the best possible outcome for the NHS.

As the UK will still be a member of the EU at this point in time, the Government has confirmed we will be implementing this piece of legislation to schedule. 

The Information Governance Alliance has published a briefing note highlighting the actions that health organisations and arms’ length bodies need to consider to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

See also our blog which talks about data privacy laws post Brexit.

UK Government Consultation on implementing new EU Regulation

The NHS European Office contributed to two joint responses on behalf of the NHS and medical research community to the ‘call for views’ consultation published earlier this year (2017) by the Government on the implementation of the new EU Regulation on data protection. 

More information

Our office has produced a briefing with the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) to prepare commissioners, hospitals and other health and care providers for the main changes that can be expected. Download your copy. Read also our blog on what the changes mean for NHS organisations and download our presentation on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on EU collaborative research from the May 2017 ISC seminar. 

The NHS European Office is part of the working group producing guidance on implementation of the new rules for the NHS. See here for more information.

For further information, please contact Sarah Collen.

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