The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have issued a joint opinion on the European Commission's proposal for a European Health Data Space Regulation.

The proposal aims to:

  • enable individuals to have greater control over their health data;
  • support the use of health data for research innovation and policy making; and
  • allow the safe exchange, use and re-use of health data to benefit both public interests and the interests of individuals.

The EDPB's and EDPS's joint opinion highlights a number of concerns around the proposal, particularly that it may weaken protection of the right to privacy and data protection and will add to an already complex set of provisions across both EU and member state legislation relating to health data.

For further information on this topic please contact Eline van Nimwegen or Magdalena Kotyrba-Hagenmaier at Eversheds Sutherland LLP by telephone (+49 89 54565 0) or email ([email protected] or [email protected]). The Eversheds Sutherland LLP website can be accessed at www.eversheds-sutherland.com.