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International transfers of health research data following Schrems II: a problem in need of a solution

International transfers of health research data following Schrems II: a problem in need of a solution
International transfers of health research data following Schrems II: a problem in need of a solution
On July 16th, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a landmark decision in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Ltd, Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) concerning the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the US. The decision has potentially significant effects on the ability of researchers to legitimately transfer personal data for health research purposes from countries inside the EU, to third countries outside the EU. This article aims:

i) to outline the consequences of the Schrems II decision for the legitimate sharing of personal data for health research between the EU and third countries, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and, in light of this elaboration,

ii) to consider the avenues that might be pursued to remedy challenges posed by the decision and to facilitate international data exchange for health research moving forward.
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Crawley, Francis
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Dimitrova, Diana
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Nilsonne, Gustav
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Hallinan, Dara, Bernier, Alexander, Cambon-Thomsen, Anne, Crawley, Francis, Dimitrova, Diana, Bauzer Medeiros, Claudia, Nilsonne, Gustav, Parker, Simon, Pickering, Brian and Rennes, Stéphanie (2020) International transfers of health research data following Schrems II: a problem in need of a solution. PLoS ONE. (Submitted)

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Abstract

On July 16th, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a landmark decision in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Ltd, Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) concerning the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the US. The decision has potentially significant effects on the ability of researchers to legitimately transfer personal data for health research purposes from countries inside the EU, to third countries outside the EU. This article aims:

i) to outline the consequences of the Schrems II decision for the legitimate sharing of personal data for health research between the EU and third countries, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and, in light of this elaboration,

ii) to consider the avenues that might be pursued to remedy challenges posed by the decision and to facilitate international data exchange for health research moving forward.

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Submitted date: 2020
Additional Information: Also available via Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4017925#.X1jfoEBFzRM

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Local EPrints ID: 443772
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443772
ISSN: 1932-6203
PURE UUID: 01c5ebfe-06eb-4b2e-981e-bc29deb3b01b
ORCID for Brian Pickering: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6815-2938

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Date deposited: 11 Sep 2020 16:30
Last modified: 26 Sep 2020 01:39

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Author: Dara Hallinan
Author: Alexander Bernier
Author: Anne Cambon-Thomsen
Author: Francis Crawley
Author: Diana Dimitrova
Author: Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Author: Gustav Nilsonne
Author: Simon Parker
Author: Brian Pickering ORCID iD
Author: Stéphanie Rennes

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