General Regulation on Data Protection and the processing of personal data

In force since May 25 of 2016 and applicable from May 25 of 2018, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27 on the protection of individuals with regard to Personal data and the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Regulation on Data Protection) poses new challenges for public and private entities and for all agents whose activities Involve the processing of personal data.

The theme is on the agenda and represents an important step in protecting the citizens’ privacy. Many events have been organized to discuss the impact of these new measures and how organizations should prepare themselves for their implementation.

Healthcare is a sector that moves large amounts of personal data and requires special attention. Cláudia Monge, a lawyer and partner of BAS – Law Firm, has shared her expert opinion on the subject at conferences and seminars on Healthcare and Law, such as the recent cases of eHealth Summit 2017, organized by the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health (SPMS), and the conference ‘The Impact of EU Regulation 2016/679 (processing of personal data) on Information Systems Governance’ organized by the Catholic Business School. The Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon has also published some articles on this topic, as it is possible to read in this work published recently in the magazine Actualidade Economia Ibérica, which can be read here.

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