The study finds that while the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lays down horizontal directly applicable rules in all Member States, there remains variation in the range of national-level legislation linked to its implementation in the area of health.
This paper outlines privacy and data protection concerns of this tracking, profiling and targeting ecosystem that can also be used beyond digital advertising to seek to manipulate the opinion forming process, and there are significant concerns about the consequences of this ecosystem for democracy.
This project is a research and advocacy initiative launched by BEUC and aimed at addressing the issues that plague the digital consumers of today and undermine the digital society as a whole.
The guidelines on geolocation and other tracing tools in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak aim to clarify the conditions and principles for the proportionate use of location data and contact tracing tools, for two specific purposes: 1. using location data to support the response to the pandemic by modelling the spread of the virus […]
The guidelines on the processing of health data for research purposes in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak aim to shed light on the most urgent legal questions concerning the use of health data, such as the legal basis of processing, further processing of health data for the purpose of scientific research, the implementation of […]
The EDPS considers that respect for personal data is wholly compatible with responsible research. Data protection is intended to serve as a safety net for individuals whose data are needed to support science: personal data enable better understanding of diseases, the development of new therapies and generally improvement of quality of life10. The concept of […]
This study examines the European data protection framework and applies it to blockchain technologies so as to document these tensions. It also highlightsthe fact that blockchain may help further some of the GDPR’s objectives. Concrete policy options are developed on the basis of this analysis.