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In Science Magazine, Mark Barnes and David Peloquin Present Solutions for GDPR Global Biomedical Research Data Sharing Challenges

Practices: Health Care, Clinical Research, Life Sciences, Health Privacy & Security, Digital Health, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity

In a Science Magazine “Policy Forum” article, David Peloquin and Mark Barnes, attorneys in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray, analyze challenges to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation to share biomedical research data beyond the EU.

The authors first exam­ine whether there is room under the GDPR for EU biomedical researchers to share data from the EU with the rest of the world to facilitate biomedical research. They then pro­pose solutions for consideration by either the EU legislature, the EU Commission, or the European Data Protection Board in its planned guidance on the pro­cessing of health data for scientific research. Finally, they urge the EDPB to revisit its recent guidance on COVID-19 research.

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