Regulatory developments in biobanking

Evert-Ben van Veen recently published an article on regulatory developments in biobanking in Europe. As biobanking is all about data, some recent developments in the EU data protection regime are discussed as well.
The summary (and if you have a subscription, the full article) can be accessed here.

GDPR facts and comments: LIBE and research

Upon request by COREON and some European epidemiological researchers Evert-Ben van Veen analysed the report of the committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament regarding the coming European data Protection Regulation. The conclusions of the detailed analysis are that LIBE would have disastrous effects on observational research in Europe, even more so than worried researchers had predicted already.
The report can be downloaded here.