news | 20.11.2015 |

EU Data Protection Regulation and Online Petition

This article includes an update on EU Data Protection Regulation and asks for support for on online petition.


The European Parliament’s current position on Data Protection Regulation is highly damaging for research using personal data, particularly data concerning health. The Council of Minister’s position is more positive. Currently, three EU institutions are in trilogue negotiations to agree a compromise text. Trilogue meetings on research are held on a regular basis (see trilogue timetable) and one is scheduled for the second half of November 2015.

The Urban Big Data Centre joins other major research organisations, including the EU Public Health Association (EUPHA) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK), in support of an online petition for researchers, patients and other concerned individuals. An EUPHA/CRUK statement on the Parliament’s amendments is available.

Sign the petition

This petition will be presented to the EU institutions, and the more signatures the better. Please consider signing and encourage others to sign:

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