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A year to the GDPR  

I International Forum on Personalised Medicine 
The First International Forum on Personalised Medicine will take place on the 2 March 2016 in Warsaw. It is the first project of this magnitude that will gather in one place and time representatives of medical science, pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers of diagnostic equipment, professional and regional associations, as well as politicians and scientists who are interested in the development of personalised medicine in Poland and across the world. The event will be attended by Marta Goląb Gadomska and Gerard Karp.

Discussed issues will include, among others:
the place of personalised medicine in the development of medical sciences
personalised medicine in clinical practice
interdisciplinarity in personalised medicine
ethical conditions and legal environment for the functioning of personalised medicine
financial and organisational challenges for the health care system using the personalised medicine solutions. 

The last item of the forum will be the declaration of the Polish Coalition of Personalised Medicine. The document will be presented by prof. Jacek Fijuth, Chairman of the Polish Society of Oncology. Wierzbowski Eversheds is a founding member of the Coalition.

During the forum the book "Personalised Medicine. Myths, facts, recommendation", edited by Adam Fronczak, will have its premiere. The authors of the chapter "Legal Environment for personalised medicine - chosen aspects" are Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Gerard Karp.

Event is organised by the Institute for Health Protection, Employers Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies - INFARMA and the Association for Good Clinical Trials Practice in Poland - GCPpl

Honorary patron of the forum is the Health Ministry.

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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland and the Polish Marketing Association are organising a conference "A year to the GDPR", dedicated to all aspects of protection of personal data after 25 May 2018. The event will take place on 4-5 April 2017 in Warsaw. The speakers will include experts  from the TMT & Compliance team: Gerard Karp,  dr Arwid Mednis, Karolina Gałęzowska, Magdalena Koniarska, Paweł Kuskowski and guests.

On 24 May 2016, the Regulation of the European Parliament and the EU Council 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC came into force. However, it will apply directly in all Member States only from 25 May 2018. The new rules will change the approach to data protection in a significant way.

Companies that process data have a year to adapt and implement the guidelines of the EU regulation (GDPR). Failure to do so could mean a financial liability - administrative penalties of up to Euro 20 000 000, or a civil liability – since data subjects will have the right to demand compensation for infringement against these new regulations. Data administrators await verification of existing solutions and in many cases, redefining of the approach to personal data and information security.

During the meeting, Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland experts and invited guests will, among other things, talk about:

  • main aims and objectives of the data protection reform in the EU leading to the strengthening of the right to privacy
  • new roles of the inspector for the protection of personal data, its status and tasks as well as changes that may affect various personal data administrators
  • new responsibilities of the personal data administrator 
  • the importance of heavier penalties for lack of or inadequate protection of personal data - the rules for sanctions and their amount
  • the most important changes brought about by the EU regulation, including new issues, among others, the concept of profiling, the right to be forgotten, the "one stop shop" system
  • the principles of personal data processing, personal data processing of special categories, natural persons’ rights, including the right to rectification, erasure and right to reduce processing and objection to the processing of data
  • data processing by the data processor on instructions
  • principles of transferring data to third countries
  • tasks and role of the supervisory authority GIODO
  • protection of personal data, allowing to maintain the trust of one’s clients and business partners

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