Warsaw, February 23, 2021
The first code for health protection with a positive opinion of the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.
The President of the Personal Data Protection Office gave a positive opinion on the draft Code of Conduct for the healthcare sector. This means that entities performing medical activities, wishing to provide patients with a high level of protection of their data, achieved in the draft code, may begin to adapt to its provisions.
“The initiative to develop the draft code was born as a response to numerous doubts and interpretation problems related to the application of the GDPR, which were faced by medical entities at the beginning of the new regulations,” explains Ligia Kornowska, managing director of the Polish Hospital Federation. “The need to adopt and apply the code is still valid, as it sets the desired standard of personal data protection, which is to provide patients with a better guarantee of respect for their privacy, and for medical institutions certainty regarding the requirements and principles of proper conduct.”
The content of the positively assessed industry code is available for download at www.rodowzdrowiu.pl. The Code will be discussed in detail during the next edition of the GDPR in Health conference.