European Data Protection Board Update

Author:Ms Cynthia O'Donoghue and John O'Brien
Profession:Reed Smith (Worldwide)
 
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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) met for its fourth plenary session on 16 November 2018. The session covered many areas of discussion, outlined in the session's agenda.

The EDPB published a press release, highlighting the three main areas of discussion.

EU-Japan draft adequacy decision. The EDPB discussed the draft adequacy decision, which it received in September from Commissioner Věra Jourová. The EDPB believes in guaranteeing a high level of data protection for transfers from the European Union to Japan. The interplay between the General Data Protection Regulation and the Clinical Trials Regulation. The EDPB has agreed to provide guidance on the interplay between the General Data Protection Regulation 2017/679 (GDPR) and the Clinical Trials Regulation. This will feed into the European Commission's draft Clinical Trials Questions...

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