About the Event
The recent upsurge in mobile health applications has triggered concerns around the generation and management of sensitive personal data. The EU have recently drafted a Code of Conduct on privacy for mobile health applications with the aim of ensuring applications have been properly developed and can be entrusted with health data in a manner which complies with European legal principles of data protection law.
Application developers will be in a position to declare their adherence to the Code and thus have their application placed on a centralised public register and thereafter display a trust mark. This will allow users to better determine what developers have taken best practice steps to ensure their personal data is processed in a trustworthy and secure manner.
For those working in this space it should be a central concern to have their application development team operating to these standards with the aim of securing placement on the central registry and a trust mark, when appropriate. Whilst this process is at an early stage of implementation it is envisaged that, similar to the CE Mark (albeit that the application trust mark will not be ‘essential’), applications with the trust mark will be prioritised by users in the future.
In this Breakfast Briefing, Dr Etain Quigley (Post-Doctoral researcher at ARCH), will discuss the upcoming changes to data protection (GDPR) and outline how the Code may be relevant to your company. She will provide an overview of the GDPR, the purpose of the Code, practical guidelines on how to be compliant with the Code, and adherence issues. The aim of this session is to provide our member companies with an introduction to this space and thus begin the necessary brainstorming in terms of future compliance.
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