EU Data Protection — Implications For Clinical Studies

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The European Commission published in January 2012 a proposal for a regulation setting out a general framework for data protection. The proposal, after adoption, shall supersede the current Data Protection Directive with a revised set of data protection rules that will apply directly across all member states. Although the regulation will continue many of the established principles of existing EU data protection law, there are significant changes in key areas that will affect the day-to-day business of companies in the life sciences and health care sectors....
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