Data Protection Study in the Health Sector

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more organizations and companies are dealing with health-related data. This sensitive data must be properly processed to avoid security breaches and thus ensure that people’s rights are not violated.


The correct application of GDPR legislation in the health sector is even more important than in other areas and it is vitally important to know how to treat this especially sensitive data and the policies to be implemented to protect them sufficiently.


At Pridatect, we have carried out a Euopean study with the aim of finding out the perception and awareness of compliance with GDPR in organizations in the health sector and to know what procedures and practices exist to ensure the security of personal data.

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What are you going to learn?

3% of organizations consider that don't comply with the GDPR. However, 22% actually do not comply with the regulations.


of organizations do not inform patients about how their personal data will be treated


have never conducted a training session to teach their employees how to process personal data


of organizations do not have an appointed DPO


have no protocol in place in case of data security breach

Who is this study useful for?

This study provides valuable data for:


As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in technological solutions, applications and research dealing directly with health data.


In order to assess the current state of compliance in relation to healthcare, in May 2020 we surveyed CEOs and managers of 300 organizations of the health and pharmaceutical sector in Spain, UK and Germany.