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NEW! Webinar on ‘Data Protection in the Blood Sector: Impact and Challenges for Blood Establishments’

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17 February 2021
Strasbourg, France


Programme overview

From 27 to 29 October 2020, the EDQM/Council of Europe, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) organised a virtual conference to mark 10 years of their co-operation in the field of blood transfusion. The conference, entitled “Keeping up with reality and quality: A challenge for European Blood Establishments”, shed light on the challenges faced by blood establishments in securing sustainable blood supplies and a resilient blood transfusion sector in Europe.

Following on from this conference, this live, interactive webinar will focus on data protection in the blood sector, the impact and challenges faced by European blood establishments. 

The rapid expansion of information technology has called for the establishment of robust personal data protection, a key human right safeguarded by both the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and its amending protocol (Convention 108+) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Speakers representing key stakeholders in the sector will discuss data protection and how it applies to the blood transfusion sector; outline the responsibilities and challenges faced by blood establishments and share strategies in managing the various types of data they process. The ensuing needs and emerging issues in the blood sector will also be explored.

The webinar will take place on 17 February 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Paris, France).

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Who should attend?

Participation is free of charge.

This webinar is intended for blood sector professionals.

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System requirements

No special software is necessary for the webinar. If you wish to connect to audio using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) you will need a fast internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A USB headset is recommended. The VoIP connection is free.

You are strongly advised to consult your IT Department to ensure your computer can receive the webinar and that the following domain names are neither rejected nor blocked as spam, otherwise you will not receive the link to connect to the webinar: and

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