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Health data: building a European Health Union

Interview with Prof. Rolf Schwartmann, Head of the Cologne Research Center for Media Law at the Technical University of Cologne, Chairman of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) and member of Germany’s Data Ethics Commission


Image: Smiling man with glasses, suite and dark hair - Prof. Rolf Schwartmann; Copyright: TH Köln/Schmülgen

Prof. Rolf Schwartmann

Image: Young woman with a white hat is holding her European Health Card in front of the blue sky; Copyright: PantherMedia/rochu_2008

The European Health Card has helped people to receive healthcare in the member states for years now. Soon, a Europen Health Union could support it by internationally providing access to patient data.

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: beta-web/Schmitz