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[Update] EPHA briefing on cyber security and health technologies


Below is an updated version of the EPHA briefing on cyber security and health technologies, first published in September 2012, taking account of developments and further EPHA work since then. As noted in the EPHA briefing on data protection reform, the immediate problem presented by these technologies is the threat to privacy and the protection of personal information. However, the security risk presented – be it through malfunction or deliberate attack – is less widely (...)
10/04/2013

Council of the EU discusses Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health


The Council of the EU configuration for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers (EPSCO) met on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2012. During its deliberations, it discussed the European Commission’s proposal for a Decision on serious cross-border threats to health, which is currently awaiting adoption by the full plenary of the European Parliament. The Commission proposal seeks to extend the mandate of the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) to cover all serious (...)
11/12/2012

[EPHA Briefing] Cyber Security and Health Technologies


This briefing outlines the ways in which technological advances are rapidly changing the delivery of health services and examines the threats posed to security in the face of malfunction and/or deliberate attack. As noted in the EPHA briefing on data protection reform, the immediate problem presented by these technologies is the threat to privacy and the protection of personal information. However, the security risk presented – be it through malfunction or deliberate attack – (...)
26/11/2012