APH 1999, 57, 149-153:

Health policies: Registration in the framework of organised cancer screening ... legal at last !

M. Arbyn, S. Wallyn, F. Huet, and A. Vandenbroucke

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As a consequence of the privacy law of 8th December 1992, the registration of medical personal data was not permitted without the written consent of the person concerned. This law became an impediment for the elaboration of a screening register in the framework of population research for breast and cervical cancer. Even conclusive data protection measures were not taken into account as an exemption to this law