The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a Research Context

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This chapter introduces the rational and regulatory mechanism underlying the EU data protection framework with specific focus on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It outlines the applicability of the research exemption included in the GDPR and discusses further or secondary use of personal data for research purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Clinical Data Science
EditorsP. Knubben, M. Dumontier, A. Dekker
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-33-1999-713-1
ISBN (Print)978-33-1999-712-4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2018


  • Data protection
  • Privacy
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • European Union law
  • Clinical Trials Regulation
  • Fundamental rights
  • Research exemption
  • Standardization
  • Personal data
  • Special categories of personal data
  • Encryption
  • Pseudonymisation
  • Anonymisation

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