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Appeal slams GDPR clampdown on Danish health data


Leaders of clinical institutions ask politicians to take back control from EU lawyers

The heads of five research hospitals have spoken out against the Danish government’s interpretation of an EU law on data privacy—the General Data Protection Regulation.

In an appeal to the government, the leaders said the law was “the most serious threat to science”. The struggle to bring data security in line with the regulations has led to massive bureaucracy, according to the heads of clinical research institutions in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg.

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