Data protection and biobanks in 2018

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Data protection rules applies to biobanks' activities to the extent that they fall under the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is already susceptible to raising some difficult issues to solve. If subjected to it, biobanks' activities will have to comply with the applicable substantive rules governing data processing, data subject's rights, obligations of data controller and processor, without omitting the specific authorities and mechanisms ensuring data protection effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-500
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Law
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • biobanks
  • data protection
  • patient's rights
  • privacy

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