20/03/2021

IAPP

Exploring the issues with health data inferences

Inferences relate to an identified or identifiable natural person created through deduction or reasoning rather than mere observation or collection from a data subject. The IAPP explains the issues with inferences and why a loophole in the EU GDPR has made them "tremendously dangerous" during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Inferences present a high risk for privacy," the author writes. "Their dangerous aspect is low verifiability, and they, even if inaccurate, might play a factor in important decisions and expose individuals to threats to their fundamental rights and freedoms."

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NHS, Health data

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