euPrevent, together with GGD Zuid Limburg and Sciensano, is assigned the support of legal experts with knowledge of cross–border instances. Specifically, we will receive support of a legal expert on the obstacle of applying the GDPR and national legislation in cross-border public health cooperation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that a timely response is essential. The differences in national implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) among member states, and the (lack of) other national or bilateral legislation prevents that joint controllers located in different member states can in fact jointly be in control of citizens’ contact data.
The legal support is provided under the b-solutions initiative, a 4-year pilot initiative promoted by DG REGIO and managed by AEBR.