Garante per la protezione dei dati personali - 9296257

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Garante per la protezione dei dati personali - 9296257
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Authority: Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (Italy)
Jurisdiction: Italy
Relevant Law: Article 36(4) GDPR
Type: Advisory opinion
Outcome: favorable opinion
Decided: 19.03.2020
Published: n/a
Fine: None
Parties: n/a
National Case Number/Name: 9296257
European Case Law Identifier: n/a
Appeal: Unknown
Original Language(s): Italian
Original Source: Garante (IT) (in IT)
Initial Contributor: {{{Initial_Contributor}}}

The Garante issued a favorable opinion on the definition by Government decree of the channels (e.g. SMS, e-mail) through which electronic medical prescriptions shall be transmitted to patients.

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Facts[edit | edit source]

The Italian economics and finance Ministry (“Mef”) consulted the Garante on the adoption of a decree defining the channels (e.g. SMS, e-mail) through which electronic medical prescriptions shall be transmitted to patients. Such decree does not specify the methods for releasing the e-prescriptions, which shall be referred to in a following decree to be adopted together with the Ministry of health prior consultation with the Garante.

Dispute[edit | edit source]

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Holding[edit | edit source]

The Garante confirmed the possibility of providing for digital channels through which deliver e-prescriptions in compliance with rules on health data protection. To this end, the Garante also reminded that technical and security measures shall be considered when specifying the releasing methods of the e-prescriptions (e.g. the prescription shall be attached to the e-mail and protected with encryption).

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English Machine Translation of the Decision[edit | edit source]

The decision below is a machine translation of the Italian original. Please refer to the Italian original for more details.