Netherlands

Dutch Data Protection Agency issues guidance on large-scale data processing in healthcare

Iradj Nazaryar

Last month, the Data Protection Agency (DPA) issued guidance on large-scale healthcare data processing. The General Data Protection Regulation requires organisations involved in large-scale processing of data to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and in certain cases to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). In this respect, the guidance clarifies when healthcare providers are Read More

Amendment of the Dutch Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising

Anna-Maria Withagen

On 1 July 2018, an amended Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising (Code of Conduct) entered into force. The amendment follows a revised version of the policy rules providing guidance on the ban of inducements with regard to medicines, which entered into force on 1 April 2018 (see our previous blog post “Revised Dutch policy Read More

Dutch Parliament adopts bill to amend Medicines Act

Iradj Nazaryar

At the end of April 2018, the Dutch House of Representatives adopted a legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Medicines Act (DMA). The Bill increases the maximum statutory amount for administrative fines for violations of the DMA, currently set at EUR 450,000, to the amount determined for the sixth category in Article 23 of the Read More

Agreement between the Netherlands and the EMA on the hosting of the EMA published

Iradj Nazaryar

On 7 June 2018, the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Medicines Agency on the hosting of the European Medicines Agency was published in the Dutch Treaty Series. The object and purpose of the agreement is to implement Protocol No 7 on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union and Read More

Dutch Data Protection Authority clarifies application of GDPR’s right to be forgotten and data portability to medical records

Iradj Nazaryar

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently published information on its website with respect to the application of the right to be forgotten and data portability to medical records under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). According to the DPA, the right to data portability applies only to the personal data that the Read More