Biobanking Across Europe Post-GDPR: A Deliberately Fragmented Landscape
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This chapter seeks to provide insight into the ways in which Member States leveraged the regulatory discretion afforded to them by the GDPR. Specifically, it reviews the biobank regulatory environment; whether and how derogations under Article 89(2) GDPR are enabled; the legal basis for scientific research and the role of consent in biobanking post-GDPR; the balance between individual rights and public interest in national law; and finally, the GDPR’s impact and future possibilities for biobanking. In exercising self-determination, Member States can, to a certain extent, align data protection requirements with their values and aspirations. Such alignment, though, could jeopardize collaborative research. In light of the need to bridge divergent legal and ethical requirements at a national and supranational level, the role of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) might prove to be essential.
|Title of host publication||GDPR and Biobanking|
|Publication date||6 Jan 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jan 2021|
|Series||Law, Governance and Technology Series|
- Faculty of Law - GDPR, Biobanking