Translate MedTech – Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection for Medical Technologies

This training course will provide an introduction to privacy and data protection and an understanding of how privacy and data protection can be built into the design, development and deployment of your medical technologies.

Open to academics, researchers, clinicians and industry representatives, the one day course will cover:

  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Use of data within the research lifecycle
  • Legislation relating to privacy and data protection
  • Ethical principles relating to data-driven technologies
  • Techniques for identifying, mitigating and communicating risks

By the end of the day, you will understand:

  • Understanding of core concepts relating to privacy and data protection
  • Awareness of key rights and obligations defined in privacy and data protection legislation and ethical principles relating to research and innovation
  • Understanding of specific techniques that can be used to identify, mitigate and communicate risks associated with the use of personal data

This course is free to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York). Places for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £300, please email Mohua Siddique to secure your ticket. Spaces are limited and registration is essential.

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The training course will be run by Chris Smith, Privacy Forge


About the trainer

PrivacyForge provides software, consultancy and training to support data privacy and the trustworthy use of personal data.

Chris has worked as a Senior Research Fellow/Data Scientist in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Leeds, where he developed tools and techniques for robust, accountable and secure use of data from Electronic Health Records within nationally-funded health research projects.

Previously, Chris has worked as a Technical Consultant/Analyst Developer within the Data Standards and Products division of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital), and as a Research Associate within the School of Computing at Newcastle University, where he developed tools and techniques for security, privacy and trust.