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Data protection in another EU country

The regulations on data protection may differ from one Member State to another. You should therefore find out in detail about the applicable data protection regulations before undergoing treatment.

If you undergo treatment in another Member State, personal data about you are regularly collected, processed and used by healthcare providers such as doctors, and possibly by healthcare insurers. The European General Data Protection Regulation applies directly when it comes to handling your data.

We are not able to state definitively whether a particular Member State has adopted any additional data protection provisions over and above those contained in the European General Data Protection Regulation, and whether and to what extent these deviate from the data protection rules that apply in Germany. If you would like to obtain information on the data protection rules applicable in the country in which you are receiving or are going to receive treatment, please contact the National Contact Point of that country.



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