Past seminar

General Data Protection Regulation Impact on the Health & Nutrition Industry


Wednesday 21 February 2018


Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179 (next to the Axon office)
1019HC Amsterdam

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In order to maintain good health, a shift in emphasis from clinical interventions to preventative interventions is gradually taking place. Amongst preventative interventions, food products having certain health effects and IVD’s evaluating health aspects can play an important role. Gaining evidence for substantiating health effects and evaluation of personal health requires processing of personal data. As of 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply. Compared to current law, the GDPR is far more detailed and prescriptive in requirements and introduces new regulatory concepts that will impact the health & nutrition industry severely.


The seminar will address the impact the GDPR will have on businesses processing personal data in the field of health & nutrition. Topics of debate will be the introduction of a specific regulation for genetic data, the concept of personal data concerning health, the right to be forgotten, profiling requirements, data portability rights of patients / end users and new security requirements.


Karin Verzijden

Attorney-at-law at Axon Lawyers

Impact of GDPR on the health & nutrition industry

Sofie van der Meulen

Senior Supervision Officer Dutch Data Protection Authority

GDPR from the perspective of the Dutch DPA

Walter Pirovano

Director Bioinformatics at BaseClear

What does it take for a genomics service supplier to to be ISO 27001 and GDPR compliant?

Wendy Wieleman

Head of Legal at Danone Nutricia Research

What are the main challenges for a food company processing personal data in the GDPR framework?

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