Biobanking Across Europe Post-GDPR: A Deliberately Fragmented Landscape

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  • Olga Tzortzatou
  • Santa Slokenberga
  • Jane Reichel
  • Andreia da Costa Andrade
  • Carla Barbosa
  • Sofie Bekaert
  • Evert-Ben van Veen
  • Carlos M. Romeo-Casabona
  • Ó Cathaoir, Katharina
  • Gauthier Chassang
  • Annelies Debucquoy
  • Jean-Jacques Derèze
  • Laurent Dollé
  • Sonja Eaker Fält
  • Radek Halouzka
  • Hartlev, Mette
  • Michael Hisbergues
  • Nils Hoppe
This chapter seeks to provide insight into the ways in which Member States leveraged the regulatory discretion afforded to them by the GDPR. Specifically, it reviews the biobank regulatory environment; whether and how derogations under Article 89(2) GDPR are enabled; the legal basis for scientific research and the role of consent in biobanking post-GDPR; the balance between individual rights and public interest in national law; and finally, the GDPR’s impact and future possibilities for biobanking. In exercising self-determination, Member States can, to a certain extent, align data protection requirements with their values and aspirations. Such alignment, though, could jeopardize collaborative research. In light of the need to bridge divergent legal and ethical requirements at a national and supranational level, the role of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) might prove to be essential.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGDPR and Biobanking
PublisherSpringer
Publication date6 Jan 2021
Pages397-419
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2021
SeriesLaw, Governance and Technology Series
ISSN2352-1902

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