WS 9: Privacy in Europe – GDPR vs. information freedom?

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 1 Rapporteur: Cedric Amon, Geneva Internet Platform

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  • Privacy regulations such as the GDPR are based on the assumption that the rule of law is respected. However, laws are not applied in the same way across borders and so policies must be harmonised across jurisdictions.
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  • There are important tensions between freedom of information and privacy protection arising from compliance to the GDPR and other privacy regulations. A fresh look at registration models is needed to enable access to data and information that abides by privacy rules and enables sustainable sharing of information.
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  • The GDPR is protecting data to varying degrees depending on the area of application. There is a need for additional safeguards for medical data.

Source: https://comment.eurodig.org/eurodig-2020-messages/ws-9-privacy-in-europe-gdpr-vs-information-freedom/