The Spanish Agency of Data Protection (AEPD) has awarded an initiative that facilitates the sharing of health data for research, whose legal design has been inspired by the outstanding work developed in BigMedilytics by Professor Ricard Martínez, director of the Universitat de València Privacy and Digital Transformation Chair and Data Protection Officer of BigMedilytics.

As explained by Professor Martínez, the award is the result of the basic research and lessons learned in BigMedilytcs in the field of health and it demonstrates the potential that knowledge transfer can provide in the service of the common good. “BigMedilytics raised a set of significant legal and technical challenges in implementing GDPR compliance for a massive health data research project”, the Professor states.

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About the BigMedilytics project

The BigMedilytics project is one of the largest EU-funded initiatives under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to transform the region’s healthcare sector through the use of big data. The initiative aims to achieve better patient outcomes in healthcare at a lower cost through the application of big data solutions.

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