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 recognised.

Regulation of security measures has not kept pace with the rapid development of this field, neither in legislation regarding cyber security and data protection more generally, nor in health policy responses.

- EPHA Briefing on Cyber Security

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- EPHA Briefing on Medical Devices Directive
- EPHA Briefing on Health Security
- *Updated* EPHA briefing on health threats from communicable diseases

Last modified on June 4 2013.