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Mind Your Data – Privacy and Legal Matters in E-Health

The Digital Society is a research program initiated by the VSNU in which the 14 Dutch universities work together on the digital future of the Netherlands. One of the themes within the Digital Society is Health & Well-being. This theme focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of integrated and personalized digital healthcare solutions. At the same time, it considers the societal challenges that digitization poses.

One of the societal challenges concerns privacy issues and legal frameworks that must be taken into account in the successful development of e-health applications. In other words: Privacy and Legal matters in e-health are extremely important! The Health & Well-being group of the VSNU research program Digital Society is therefore organizing the "Mind Your Data" congress in Leiden on 26 September 2019. During this congress, privacy issues in e-health are discussed from a practical, ethical, technical and philosophical point of view. Young scientists and companies also have the opportunity to show their e-health intervention in an e-health forum. Among others, Marie-José Bonthuis, Privacy and IT lawyer, and professor Edward Watkins, professor of Experimental and Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter, will speak at this conference. The congress is aimed at researchers, healthcare professionals and e-health developers. Entrance is free and registration is possible via this link.

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