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Privacy risks in research

Depending on various aspects of your research, including the type of data you collect (e.g., etnicity) and your data subject (e.g., patiënts), a data breach could have a negative impact on your data subjects. It is therefore important to assess the likelihood that individuals will experience problems resulting from data processing, and the impact of these problems should they occur.

Privacy risks include (but are not limited to):

  • Technical measures that lack appropriate safeguards
  • Third-party access
  • Lack of encryption
  • Social media attacks
  • Mobile malware
  • Negligence resulting from improper configuration
  • Outdated security software
  • Social engineering

According to article 4 of GDPR, data processing is a set of operations including but not limited to the collection, storage, adaptation or alteration, disclosure by transmission, and dissemination of data.

Last modified:29 June 2022 11.11 a.m.