Protection of Personal Data - Health Tech Lunch - Adrien Alberini and Vincent Pfammatter« Retour
Health Tech Lunch - 02.10.2017, 12h00 - Sierre, Techno-Pôle (Room Electra)
Title : Upcoming Framework Governing the Protection of Personal Data and High-Tech Projects: Striking the Right Guidance and Balance?
Abstract : The EU data protection framework has been significantly revised and the new regulation – commonly referred to as the “GDPR” – will enter into effect on May 25, 2018. The aim of this revision was to adapt data protection law in accordance with the technological evolution that took place over the past 20 years. Switzerland could not ignore this trend and is following the EU path. In a nutshell, the new rules mean more obligations for data controllers, the empowerment of data subjects and additional powers granted to authorities. Against this background, and taking also into account more specific rules such as the provisions governing research activities in Switzerland, our presentation will address the question of which data that may be gathered in high-tech projects (such as data gathered on social networks or data stemming from crowdsensing and geolocation tools) qualify as personal data. We will further discuss the collection and use of data by controllers in specific environments such as within a hospital or a research lab (including for instance in relation to machine learning), as well as the relating question of the type of consent that may have to be obtained from data subjects. As a final and more fundamental note, we will deal with the point as to whether the right balance between the interests of data subjects and the freedom of scientists to innovate has been stricken in the upcoming data protection framework.
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