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May 07, 2020

Response to European Commission’s request for feedback regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In response to the European Commission’s request for feedback regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Mark Barnes and Barbara Bierer, MRCT Center Faculty Co-directors, and Senior Advisor David Peloquin along with Rita Lawlor, Biobank Director & Research Coordinator, ARC-Net Research Centre, University of Verona, Italy, submitted feedback.

The response highlighted pragmatic solutions and proposed a cohesive approach that the Commission could pursue either through proposing amendments to GDPR in its report to the European Parliament under GDPR Article 97 or through dialogue with the European Data Protection Board and supervisory authorities.