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Volume: 4 Issue: 6
(June 2017)

changes eu data protection law implications use genetic data 25 may 2018 general data protection regulation (‘gdpr due effect

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Changes in EU data protection law: implications for use of genetic data

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is due to come into effect. The GDPR will apply to all organisations that process personal data established in the EU or that target or monitor individuals in the EU. Whilst the GDPR does not fundamentally change the approach to data protection in the EU, it imposes stricter requirements on organisations to strengthen the rights of individuals over their personal data, while the GDPR specifically defines genetic data and regulates its use. Lilly Taranto and Sam Choi of Hogan Lovells examine how the GDPR changes data protection considerations for organisations using genetic data, whether for clinical, insurance or research purposes.

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