Webinar: Security and Privacy by Design for Healthcare

Date: 10 December 2020

Location: Online

On Thursday, 10 December 2020,  Cyberwatching.eu, the EU funded observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy hosted the webinar Security and Privacy by Design for Healthcare

Current levels of privacy protection and security are highly dependent on the intrinsic risk embedded in the existing systems, medical devices and procedures: in a long term perspective, if the investments for physiological renewal/upgrade of these assets were inspired to a “privacy and security by design” approach, the overall risk would decrease.

According to the above approach the European Commission has set-up regulatory measures (e.g. GDPR, MDR, EU Directive 2016/1148), and also, through the Horizon 2020 programme, funded research and innovation projects to develop solutions that are effective and usable in the healthcare context to reduce the overall ex-ante risk. This includes threats specific to Covid-like situations.

The webinar was unfolded around the present global situation, and elaborated on new solutions from EU H2020 Projects to comply with GDPR, Medical Device Regulation, EU Directive 2016/1148 on essential services and COVID context. The audience consisted of representatives from hospitals, Medical Device manufacturers, ICT systems providers and Digital service providers to attend this webinar.


11:00 – 11:05: Welcome note and purpose of the Webinar – Marina Ramirez, AEI Ciberseguridad, Cyberwatching.eu

11:05 – 11:15: Challenges and an overview of the proposed Solutions – Sabina Magalini, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli

11:15 – 11:30: The Roadmap to GDPR Compliance in e-Healthcare Services – Paolo Balboni/Anastasia Botsi, ICT Legal Consulting, Cyberwatching.eu

11:30 – 11:45: PAPAYA: PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics (Healthcare Use Cases) – Orhan Ermis, EURECOM

11:45- 12:05: Security and privacy by design for healthcare data governance – Andrés Castillo, Pediatric Hospital Niño Jesús and Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, DEFeND

12:05 – 12:20: PANACEA framework of Security-by-Design Principles applicable to Health systems and medical devices development – Martina Bossini Baroggi, RINA

12:20 – 12:35: Roundtable discussion

12:35 – 12:40: Closing remarks

For more information about SPHINX participation to the event click here.