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Volume: 14 Issue: 6
(June 2017)

biobanking e-health health pharmaceutical

marc martens

bird & bird


Belgium: The intricacies of biobanking and data protection

The processing of personal data in the framework of biobanking is subject to specific legislation in Belgium, which combines general data protection legislation and a specific legislation on the procurement and use of human biological samples for scientific research. Marc Martens and Maria-Paz Martens, Partner and Associate at Bird & Bird respectively, approach the intricacies of the Belgian legislation on biobanking from a data protection compliance perspective, and identify the legal uncertainties that currently exist in this field.

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