The New European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation
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When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Elizabeth Foster
(734) 527-9150

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The New European Union's General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies


The clock is ticking: on May 25, 2018, in two months from now, the General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”) will apply in all Member States of the European Union (“EU”) and will replace the Directive 95/46/CE (“the Directive”).

The GDPR is, as its title indicates, a “general” regulation which applies to the collecting and processing of personal data by all kinds of entities in all activities, including in the healthcare/life science sectors, whereas the US has a “sectorial approach” of data protection and a specific act (HIPAA) for health information.


One of the major impacts of the GDPR is that it extends the application of European legislation to companies outside the EU. Basically, the Directive only applied to organizations established within the EU or which used equipment within the EU.  The GDPR has a much broader scope: it will apply to organizations established outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU and/or monitor the behavior of data subjects within the EU. In other words, some US healthcare/life science companies not affected by the Directive will now have to comply with the GDPR. This webinar will help you understand what your company’s obligations are under the GDPR.