WHAT: Second SC6 Webinar on ‘New General Data Protection Regulation Adopted’
WHEN: 25.5.2016, 15.00pm CEST
Second SC6 webinar was held on 25 May 2016. It was organised by the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) from Norway and the Semantic Web Company (SWC) from Austria. Theme of the webinar was ”New General Data Protection Regulation Adopted” presented by Vigdis Kvalheim, the deputy director of the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD).
Webinar lasted from 15:00 until 16:10 CET, and 61 people attended (out of 74 registered). General introduction of the BigDataEurope project, as well as final remarks, were provided by the SC6 domain lead and moderator of the webinar Ivana Ilijasic Versic from CESSDA, and CTO of the SWC and SC6 support technical partner, Martin Kaltenboeck.
The general impression of the GDPR is that it will not lead to dramatic changes for European research institutions. The new law aims at eliminating fragmentation and providing consistency and coherence for the whole of the Union. Greater harmonisation and standardisation in the field of data protection should benefit the research sector as it will make it easier to exchange data and promote and stimulate cross-national research collaboration.
It has also turned out to be fairly research-friendly as the most important special provisions from the Directive are continued, clarified and strengthened. Amongst other this applies to the possibility to process personal data based on other grounds than consent.
Generally, the processing of personal data for purposes other than the original one is only legal when the data subject consents. However, the GDPR has specific provisions on processing of personal data for health purposes and for historical, statistical and scientific research purposes. The GDPR also provides some scope for Member States to implement local rules on certain matters, for instance on the use of health data (Article 9, 4). Additionally, it entails certain conditions for the processing to be legal.
The final part of the webinar was reserved for Q&A and many participants used the opportunity to explore further some of the facts shared with them during the presentation. Webinar was closed with the announcement of related events following in the course of 2016.
Vigdis Kvalheim (CESSDA, Deputy Director, NSD)
As follows you can find the slides as well as the webinar recording:
Presentation Vigdis Kvalheim: How does the research community benefit from the new EU General Data Protection Regulation?
Presentation Big Data Europe Introduction by Ivana IlijasicVersic (CESSDA) and Martin Kaltenböck (SWC)
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