[Impact assessment on data protection in research projects]

Gac Sanit. Sep-Oct 2020;34(5):521-523. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.10.006. Epub 2020 Jan 21.
[Article in Spanish]


Recent changes in European regulations for personal data protection still allow the use of health data for research purposes, but they have set the Impact Assessment on Data Protection as an instrument for reflection and risk analysis in the process of data processing. The publication of a guide for facilitates this impact assessment, although it is not directly applicable to research projects. Experience in a specific project is detailed, showing how the context of the treatment becomes relevant with respect to the data characteristics. Carrying out an impact assessment is an opportunity to ensure compliance with the principles of data protection in an increasingly complex environment with greater ethical challenges.

Keywords: Data protection; General Data Protection Regulation; Investigación; Protección de datos; Reglamento General de Protección de Datos; Research.

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