The Data Protection and Medical Research in Europe: PRIVIREAL series focuses on the 'Privacy in Research Ethics and Law' EC-funded project examining the implementation of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection in relation to medical research and the role of ethics committees in European countries. The series consists of five separate volumes following the complete development of the PRIVIREAL project. This volume relates to the first stage of this project concerning the implementation of the Data Protection Directive, in particular in the area of medical research. It contains reports from 26 European countries on the implementation of the Directive, or the data protection regime, all with a specific focus on issues and questions relating to medical research. Presenting a unique resource for all those involved in data protection, medical research and their implications for each other, this title provides a valuable insight into the actual workings across Europe, including both the New Member States and the Newly Associated Member States.
Contents: Introduction, Deryck Beyleveld, S l Rouill irza, David Townend and Jessica Wright; Data protection in Austria, Helmut Ofner; Report on the implementation of directive 95/46/EC in Belgian law, Herman Nys; Implementation of directive 95/46/EC in relation to medical research in Bulgaria, Sylvia Tomova; Implementation of directive 95/46/EC in the domestic law of the Czech Republic, Martina Kocourkova and Lukas Prudil; The implementation of data protection directive 95/46/EC in Denmark, Mette Hartlev; Personal data protection regulation in Estonia and directive 95/46/EC, Ants Nõmper; The implementation of EU directive 95/46/EC and the protection of sensitive health data in medical research in Finland, Lasse A. Lehtonen; Protection of the private life in relation to medical research in French law, Isabelle de Lamberterie; The implementation of the data protection directive 95/46/EC in Germany, Hermann Christoph Kühn; Report on data protection law 2472/97 in Greece, Tina Garanis-Papadatos and Dimitris Boukis; Protection of health care data in the Hungarian law, Judit Sándor; Implementation of directive 95/46/EC in relation to medical research in the Republic of Ireland, Deirdre Madden and Maeve McDonagh; Processing of personal data and medical/scientific research within the framework of Italy's legal system, Roberto Lattanzi; The implementation of directive 95/46/EC into national legislation with regard to medical research in Lithuania, Asta Cekanauskaite and Eugenijus Gefenas; Implementation of directive 95/46/EC and medical research in Luxembourg, Genevi Folzer, Mathieu Abboud and S l Rouill irza; The implementation of the data protection directive 1995/46/EC in Malta, Pierre Mallia, Ian Refalo, Maurice Cauchi and Etienne Calleja; The implementation of the directive 95/46/EC in Dutch law and medical research, Jessica Wright and Jeroen Terstegge; Implementation of the data protection directive in relation to medical research in Norway