Olga Tzortzatou



Olga Tzortzatou


Title of Presentation

“Requirements for consent in the field of Biobanking under the EU General Data Protection Regulation”


Date and Place

Session B8


Speaker Biography

Olga Tzortzatou is a data expert, and holds a PhD in Theory of Law, “Health Data Protection in the field of Biomedical Research” (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2009-2014), an L.L.M. in Theory of Law (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2005-2008 and University of Limoges, France, within the framework of the Erasmus Program, spring term 2007), and a Bachelor in Law (Democritus University of Thrace, 1999-2004). She is a registered Member of the Athens Law Bar (2004 – today, www.dsa.gr) and she is currently working as an Attorney at Law providing her legal services at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (May 2008 – today, www.bioacademy.gr). Her previous work experience includes a traineeship at the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO in Athens (06/2004-12/20014) in the field of Social Sciences, Human Rights and Bioethics and a traineeship at the Honorable Consulate of the Czech Republic in Athens, 2004-2006. Her field of academic interests is around biomedical research mostly focused in Βiobanking and clinical trials, health data protection and bioethics.



The GDPR provides that processing of sensitive data, such as genetic data or health data, shall be prohibited unless the data subject gives its explicit consent. This presentation shall focus on the requirements for consent in the field of biomedical research and more specifically in the case of Biobanking. Special concern shall be given to the specific provisions regarding consent obtained by children.