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Table 3 The legal bases used and followed for the linkage of personal data within the EMPCAN study, Belgium 2015–2020

From: The EMPCAN study: protocol of a population-based cohort study on the evolution of the socio-economic position of workers with cancer

Legal text What? Parties concerned
Art. 39 of Chapter VI of the Law of 13th December 2006 Use of the national social security number to identify cancer patients BCR
Art. 39 of Chapter VI of the Law of 13th December 2006 The right to register cancer and cancer-related information BCR
Art. 39 of Chapter VI of the Law of 13th December 2006 To transfer cancer-related coded data for research purpose BCR
Art. 4 – Chapter II of the Law of 8th December 1992 Definition of the conditions to allow the treatment of personal data Researchers
Art. 7 – Chapter II of the Law of 8th December 1992 Definition of the conditions to allow the treatment of health-related personal data Researchers
Art 5 – Chapter III of the Law 21st August 2008 Mission of the eHealth platform eHealth (governmental third trusted party)
Art. 16 – Chapter I of the Law 10th April 2010 The right to build and use databases for scientific purpose Sciensano (HealthData.be and Cancer Centre)