Gauthier Chassang


gauthier chassang

Gauthier Chassang


Title of Presentation

“What are the main new requirements impacting the governance of data processing in research biobanking under the EU General Data Protection Regulation?”


Date and Place

Session B8


Speaker Biography

Gauthier Chassang is a lawyer in International and European law specialised in the field of scientific research involving human beings and the use of biological samples. Working at the INSERM UMR1027/US13 he is part of the French National Node of BBMRI-ERIC, the BIOBANQUES Infrastructure established in Paris. His main fields of expertise and counseling relates to human rights protection in scientific research, such as privacy and data protection in the development of biobanking and new health-related technologies such as whole genome sequencing, synthetic biology and e-health.



The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) creates a number of new obligations and procedures intended to foster the responsible use and cross-border sharing of personal data. These also affect personal sensitive in biobanking and related research. This presentation will focus on the new rules regarding designation of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), obligations to perform a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and the rules applying to international transfers of personal data towards a non-EU countries.