Processing health data on online platforms: The Garante rules on fairness
With order no. 368 of November 10, 2022, the Italian Data Protection Authority ruled that the provider of an online platform aimed at connecting healthcare professionals with patients was in breach of the personal data protection rules provided by the GDPR in processing data via their platform.
Reuse of personal data for research purposes in light of the most recent guidelines from the Garante
In the context of clinical studies, companies are concerned about the legal conditions for use for research purposes of previously collected personal data, including data from third parties.
In a first, the European Commission blocks a below-threshold transaction under the EU Merger Regulation (Grail/Illumina)
On September 6, 2022, the European Commission (the “Commission”) blocked the acquisition of Grail by Illumina—although the deal didn’t meet the turnover threshold of the EU or any Member State—arguing that the merger would have prevented innovation and competition in the blood-based early cancer detection test market.
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The establishment of a European Health Data Space sits within the broader framework of the strategy developed by European institutions to create a single market for data.
<!--:it-->Draft EMA guidelines on transparency in clinical trials: Protecting commercially confidential information<!--:-->
On April 7, 2022, the EMA published draft guidelines on the transparency of information uploaded to the Clinical Trial Information System for the specific purpose of giving operational guidance on the management of commercially confidential information and personal data
Clinical trials and pharmacovigilance: Spanish Code of Conduct leads the way in data management
In an effort to expand the regulatory framework with self-regulatory instruments, the Spanish Data Protection Authority recently approved a “Code of conduct for the processing of personal data in the field of clinical trials and other clinical research and of pharmacovigilance” supported by Farmaindustria, the national trade association for the pharmaceutical industry in Spain.