Preliminary thoughts on a health data protection policy for Sri Lanka


Posted by on October 18, 2018  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia has partnered with the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) to draft a discussion paper on a health data protection policy for Sri Lanka.  We were happy to share some preliminary thoughts on this collaborative work last week with the broader medical community. The talk was part of the Sri Lanka Medical Association’s Digital Health Week, a week-long set of events, presentations and panels attended by both Sri Lankan as well as international participants.

Ashwini Natesan presenting health data protection at Digital Health Week 2018 in Colombo.

Jayantha Fernando (Legal Advisor, ICTA) and Ashwini Natesan (Research Fellow, LIRNEasia) jointly presented a talk titled “Privacy and Security in Digital Health (Health Data Protection Policy Sri Lanka)” on 12thOctober 2018. The presentation covered the structure of the proposed discussion paper on health data protection policy and touched upon the issues of cyber security, among other things.

The presentation was well received by members of the medical fraternity particularly those from the Sri Lanka Medical Association and Biomedical Informatics.

The complete slide set can be found here.

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