Chantal Vets

Senior Legal Manager, Medtronic

A seasoned Belgium-based legal professional, Chantal Vets serves as Senior Legal Manager for Medtronic.

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Access Regulation

Posted on 29.01.2014

“Harmonised” data protection in the EU: a new barrier to patient access to medtech?

In Europe, health data are considered so sensitive that processing them is generally prohibited in the EU, unless that processing follows specific guidelines. For example, the prohibition does not apply when sharing data is essential to providing healthcare, where those data are handled by a Healthcare Professional (HCP) subject under national law and subject to professional secrecy laws. With the rapid growth in diversity of medical technologies though, more and more medtech companies are processing health data on behalf of HCPs. 

By Chantal Vets Senior Legal Manager, Medtronic