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How To Be Patient Centric In The Age Of GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. It’s imperative that anyone working with or for patients, particularly in digital healthcare, understands what it means to them and their products and services.  The current focus of many GDPR-readiness seminars and guidelines is largely on the internal – for example, scoping the role of the Data Protection Officer; defining data controllers versus data processors, and unpicking the various justifications for legal processing of data. All crucial stuff, of course. But through focussing on these internal aspects of implementing GDPR, there’s a danger of missing something crucial….

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GDPR And The Implications Of Biometric Data

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Our associate, Ashley Williams worked with our client Aimbrain to co-author a whitepaper, GDPR & Beyond: Collaboration, Consent, Capture and Care in the World of Biometric Data. Aimbrain has a multi-module biometrics platform that allows institutions to authenticate their customer’s identity on any device across any channel. The whitepaper looks at the first corporate use cases in the 1960s and notes that biometrics have become commonplace across banking, government, enterprise applications, physical access and more. Today, using fingerprint and facial scans to unlock devices has put biometrics in the mainstream, and the industry is worth an estimated value of $25.3 billion by…

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Five Tips To Prepare Your Life Sciences Organisation For The GDPR

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A recent survey from Clearswift asked companies if they felt they had all the necessary processes in place to be compliant for the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The top five sectors from that survey that indicated they were ready included technology and telecommunications (32%), education (31%), IT (29%), business services (29%) and finance (29%). But the survey also revealed that healthcare was the least likely to be ready for GDPR and have the processes in place to comply with the legislation. GDPR takes effect on 25 May 2018 and introduces substantial changes to the EU data protection regime. The GDPR…

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European Commission Looks At EU-Wide Civil Law Rules On Robotics And Artificial Intelligence

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EU told to lead the way on liability rules and ethical standards for Artificial Intelligence. The  European Commission delivers its initial response. In our blog last month, we looked at the Member of the European Parliaments’ (MEPs’) request for the European Commission to lead the way on developing EU-wide liability rules and ethical standards to deal with artificial intelligence. The EU Commission has now issued a response which identifies the need for legal certainty and the legal challenges it faces in identifying where liability should fall amongst the different market players. EU Commission response on liability  The EU Commission wants to capitalise on…

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Liability Rules And Ethical Standards For Artificial Intelligence

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EU told to lead the way on liability rules and ethical standards for Artificial Intelligence  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly evolving and continues to roll into all facets of industry – from neural networks that connect recycling systems to sort recycling better to AI that makes self-driving cars safer or teaches machines to do more with less. As AI becomes more commercialised, it reveals the complexities around allocating risk and liability for the autonomous actions of AI. Existing EU laws governing liability are largely stable where human input is prevalent in the machine-decision making process. Consider a human instructing Siri…

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What You Need To Know About The New EPrivacy Laws

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  The European Commission has released a new set of proposals to replace the ePrivacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC). The proposals seek to update the directive which deals with privacy protection and users of electronic communication services. The proposals are aimed at increasing trust in the digital single market and aligning ePrivacy laws with the more stringent rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect May 2018.   The Directive is designed to harmonise the privacy regime so all individuals and businesses in the EU are subject to a unanimous high level of protection. What to expect  There are…

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How To Prepare For Data Compliance In 12 Easy Steps

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In May 2018, the UK will implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was created to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals in the European Union. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information in the UK. The ICO recommends 12 steps businesses should take before May 2018 in order to help businesses prepare for compliance with the GDPR in 2018. Awareness: Inform all decision makers in your organisation that the law is changing and the GDPR will be effective in May 2018. Information audit: Document where all personal data is derived…

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