RCUK has co-signed a statement from the research community to inform the implementation of the new EU Data Protection Regulation to better support research. All seven research councils, and several other research organisations, are also signatories.
Some of the rules concerning research have been delegated to Member States so must be implemented in the UK before they can apply across the EU.
Summary of the Statement:
“Personal data is a vital resource for research that can save and improve lives. The Data Protection Regulation provides a strong basis for the safe use of personal data in research. National governments now have a crucial role to play in implementation. If the Data Protection Regulation or something similar is implemented in the UK, the UK Government should:
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