tisdag 12 januari 2016

New EU data protection regs good news for researchers

From StatsLife News
Researchers will not be as adversely affected by new European Commission’s new Data Protection Regulations than was previously feared, after it transpired that the new regulations, as agreed in December 2015, will include provisions for data use in research with ‘broad’ rather than ‘specific’ consent required from individuals.

Amendments to the initial draft of the regulations, made in March 2014, significantly reduced the scope of exemptions for research purposes. This raised concerns in the science and research community that the scope to use data would be severely limited, thus threatening some studies.

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