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Office urology

Presented By
Dr Stefan Heansel, Franciscus Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands
EAU 2019
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented on 25 May 2018, has practical implications in daily urological practice. Dr Stefan Heansel (Franciscus Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands) explained how GDPR may influence clinical practice because we cannot spontaneously gather data anymore without asking the patient for consent in a specific and structured manner. The main purpose of GDPR is: (1) to establish the right of control and access to personal data, (2) to protect the rights of patients and confidentiality of personal data, and (3) to ensure that all health organisations are able to prove that they meet GDPR standards. GDPR applies to public data (name, address, birthdate), genetic data (“inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of a person which ...

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