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29 July 2015 0 Comments
Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

City solicitors consider data protection issues for health apps

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Royds solicitor Thomas Bjorn has written an article for a leading publication about an important data protection issue facing many in the life sciences industry.

Thomas, who represents many clients in the sector, said that those who create health-related apps and devices needed to be aware of their legal obligations.

“Data protection has become an issue of increasing importance in the digital era,” he wrote.

“If the personal data collected by apps and devices is classified as health data, then they have to be appropriately protected and can only be processed if the data subject ‘unambiguously’ gives his consent which must be clear, knowingly given and limited to a specific purpose.”

A working party was recently set up to consider the different categories of data and what responsibilities fell on companies across the European Union.

You can read the full article, as printed in the latest edition of Copenhagen Life Science, here.

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