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Privacy risks in social sciences – we need your help

The National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) is forming a task group that will select a number of research scenarios for which a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) will be done. Also a plan will be drawn to maintain the DPIA’s, so that for a large part of new research the researcher will only need to select a scenario.

In April, the national Disciplineoverleg Social Sciences (DSW) discussed a proposal that would make it easier for researchers to comply with the GDPR, namely by creating a set of nationally shared Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA’s) for frequently used research scenarios in the Social Sciences. 

Dealing with personal data  

The researcher protects a research subject’s privacy against risks posed by scientific research. This includes taking extra precautions when dealing with personal data. The DPIA is an instrument that helps researchers to indicate the privacy risks of research subjects before the research takes place. The institution is obliged to facilitate a researcher in safeguarding the privacy of research subjects and must offer the necessary amenities and support. A collective (multi-stakeholder) implementation of a DPIA by all interested parties in an institution leads to better mutual understanding of which actions, measures, roles and responsibilities result in a proper degree of data protection.

Do you want to help drafting?

Are you interested in this topic?
Are you available to do some work in the period June – November 2019?
View the detailed pitch on the website of LCRDM and sign up!