Tech&Law Breakfast: Legal implications of Big Data in Danish Healthcare (January 2019)

Legal implications of Big Data in Danish Healthcare

By Mette Hartlev and Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir

Health data, from sequenced genetic data to biometric information, is collected and analysed with greater intensity and frequency than ever. Digital tools, including electronic patient records, synchronised clinical registries, and wearable devices drive these developments. Health ministries and private companies claim that health tech will yield benefits for the individual and collective, namely personalised treatment that leads to better health outcomes and fewer costs for the welfare state. But, what other implications do the growing array of health technologies trigger for the person and the state?

This presentation will focus on current applications of big data in Danish healthcare system, drawing on recent developments including the National Genome Centre and the Sundhedsplatform. To what extent does existing legislation, namely, the Health Law Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation, enable the use of cutting edge technologies in the Danish healthcare system for the benefit of the collective? And, is the individual, whether patient or research subject, adequately protected by the current legal regime, or do we need new legal norms? The talk draws on ongoing research in two interdisciplinary projects: Personalised Medicine in the Welfare State (MeinWe) and PolicyAid.

Mette is professor and director of the Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market (WELMA). Katharina is PostDoc at the Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market (WELMA).

About: The Digitalisation Hub is excited to launch a monthly Tech&Law Breakfast series at the faculty. During the breakfast, participants will be able to enjoy a research presentation, whilst having a cup of coffee or tea, a croissant and some fruit. The breakfast series is targeted towards external stakeholders, lawyers, researchers, students and everyone with an interest in technology and law.

Time: 9 January 2019 8:45-09:45

Place: Pejsestuen (Atrium under the stairs), ground floor, room 7A.0.16, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S


08:45 – 09:00 Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.
09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:30 Research presentation
09:30 – 09:40 Q&A
09:45 End


For participation in the lecture please use this registration form no later than 7 January 2019 , 23:59.