Data protection: what every lab manager needs to know

A new European law will have far-reaching consequences for laboratory information. Erik Vollebregt and Sofie van der Meulen discuss the potential impact of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation in the Laboratory Informatics Guide 2016 from Scientific Computing World.

Changes to key concepts in data protection law — personal data, anonymisation and the processing of personal data for research purposes – could impact data collected and processed in the laboratory. While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not yet been formally adopted, it is clear that this new European law will have consequences for the use of personal data in laboratories. Read the full article.



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