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Minister ‘exploring solutions’ to data protection concerns

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Researchers in Denmark left frustrated after clinical trials are put on hold

Denmark’s health minister has said that she is exploring possible solutions after a number of clinical trials were put on hold because of data privacy concerns.

In a statement on 21 May, the Danish Data Protection Agency clarified that an exemption in the current rules, which are based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, does not allow clinical researchers to use personal health data when researching the side effects of a specific treatment.

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