The Privacy Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein recently criticized the draft law on e-health, published by the Federal Ministry of Health, for insufficient protection of medical data. Although some aspects of the draft law were welcomed, such as the launch of telematics infrastructure and the electronic health card, the Privacy Commissioner held that the draft did not go far enough to protect individuals’ medical data and prevent the growing trend towards the “transparent patient”.

Privacy Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein press release