Dutch Privacy Watchdog Offers Help Ahead Of GDPR
Dutch privacy watchdog Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) wants to assist organizations in their preparations for the implementation of the General Data Protection Act (AVG), which go into effect in May 2018.
The Act will give people more control over their personal data and ensure that the same data protection rules apply in every European country. In addition, AP is calling for more attention to privacy and data protection in healthcare, as it notes that health information is the most sensitive personal data available.
The data is not legally protected by law but new developments could strengthen the protection of health data, such as more research into fraud in the sector and the emergence of online patient portals.