The Centre is established jointly by the Li Ka Shing Faculty
of Medicine and the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.


Privacy, Data Protection and Data-Sharing in Biomedical Research
Category : Conferences
Date : 11 Apr, 2018
Time : 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue : Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong

The collection, accumulation and aggregation of very large datasets of medical information for ‘Big Data’ mining applications and analysis is assuming a central role in biomedical research. Concurrently, researchers throughout the world are also seeking ways to share medical, genetic and genomic information both nationally as well as across borders: researchers ultimately work with data, and pure information in digital form is often subject to fewer regulatory restrictions on movements across borders, or between groups of researchers. This workshop seeks to examine the impact of such new technologies on current regulatory paradigms for the protection of privacy of individuals, and as well as regulatory responses for data protection and data-sharing in the context of biomedical research. Approaches in some key jurisdictions of relevance to Hong Kong are compared, and the likely shape of future regulatory responses in this area explored.

Speakers and Panelists:

Dr Clement Chen

Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong

Professor Anne Cheung

Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong

Dr David Erdos

Senior Lecturer in Law and the Open Society, University of Cambridge

Dr Jeff Skopek

Lecturer in Medical Law, Ethics and Policy, University of Cambridge


Click CME Accreditation:

Click CPD Accreditation (by Hong Kong Law Society):

The allocated course nos. is as follows:

20181182 – the course to be held on 11 April 2018 (14:00-17:00).


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