The EU's GDPR will begin May 25, and businesses across the globe are gearing up for the changes to come. The GDPR is changing more than just compliance, its changing the way business operate, and of course how they interact with the data of EU residents. One of the industries that will be held to higher standards is healthcare.
The healthcare industry can expect a variety of new challenges when it comes to gathering and protecting the personal data of European Union residents. The new legislation aims to build upon common and current personal information protection, working to ensure that data is protected across all processing activities and endpoints.
Prior to the new legislation, personal data was widely viewed as the property of the businesses or organizations that collected and held on to the information. When the new legislation comes into effect, any data of the EU residents will be seen as the individual of their data by organizations. The GDPR defines the rights of the individuals as they relate to data protection, these rights can be broadly summarized like these:
This last point of data portability, is an exciting new change. As consumers, having access to move or reuse our own data is something that we should have had access to before.But now it is something that will be accessible to each one of us. Including those business that have a reach worldwide. Which in effect will help those outside of the EU.
How can healthcare facilities brace for the GDPR? Well there are several actions that they should be taking to ensure they are prepared.
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