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Thursday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
EU Regulations cannot be allowed to block health research cooperation between Europe and Africa: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) need to consider Health for Africa in their applications

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This session will consider how emerging regulations in data protection, medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics influence cooperation between Africa and the European Union. The session will focus on the European General Data Protection regulation and its influence on the Global stage. Given that its scope already extends beyond the borders of the European Union, it is arguably becoming the template for global legislation. Therefore, this session is designed to impart up-to-date information on the European Union's GDPR; to look specifically at related research collaboration between South Africa and African and the European Union and the impact of the GDPR on those research activities, in particular in the area of health. The meeting will also raise awareness of the emergence globally of data protection regulations and related future developments in South Africa and more generally in the continent of Africa.
The GDPR also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU, including to African nations. The GDPR aims to give control to individuals over their personal data, to ensure the free flow of personal data between Member States and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Because research involving human health, drug safety and clinical trials requires the processing of personal data, the GDPR has posed particular challenges to the research sector both within the EU and elsewhere. As the “Africa Initiative” is an integral part of the first Work Programme for 2021-2022 of the recently adopted “Horizon Europe”, it is important to consider how African Nations address compliance and prepare for future data protection regulation in Africa.

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Susan Veldman

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
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Robert Eiss

Robert B. Eiss has served as senior advisor to Fogarty director, Dr. Roger I. Glass since 2007. Mr. Eiss previously has served as the center's senior advisor for strategic initiatives and acting director of the Division of International Relations, and earlier as an international program... Read More →
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Rosa Castro

Senior Scientific Policy Officer, Federation of European Academies of Medicine
Dr. Rosa Castro is the Senior Scientific Policy Officer at the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), where she oversees FEAM’s core policy activities with its Member Academies. Dr. Castro specialises in health policy and law and has carried out research and managed... Read More →
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Zatloukal, Kurt

Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of BBMRI.at, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D.  is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Rita Lawlor

Biobank Director, ARC-Net, University of Verona
Rita T. Lawlor is associate professor in the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health and a fellow of Information Privacy from IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Rita is originally a Computer Science graduate with a doctorate in translational biomedical... Read More →

Thursday June 17, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Virtual Room: Madagascar