Data protection: the European Commission proposes a comprehensive reform of the data protection rules

The European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU's 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights. Whereas an update is much needed in this field, the reform will have a direct impact on cancer research.

As data protection and ethical conduct of research is part of the EUROCOURSE project, the EUROCOURSE WP2 working group studied the proposed Regulation. Reviewing over 83 different paragraphs and definitions is a highly specialised task in which they were helped by a Dutch law firm expert in this domain of EU legislation.

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European Network of Cancer Registries unanimously endorse JRC's role in helping develop a Cancer Information System for Europe

Cork (IE), Friday 21 September, 2012

With over 120 participants present at the General Assembly of the ENCR, an open discussion ensued about the JRC's role in helping the ENCR develop a harmonised Cancer Information System for Europe. Following this General Assembly, the ENCR Steering Committee held a closed meeting to discuss the JRC's proposal. To conclude, all 10 members of the ENCR Steering Committee voted unanimously in favour of the JRC's proposal.

Cancer Epidemiology: Principles & Methods

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