Conseil d’Etat, data, health: no suspension of the partnership between the Ministry of Health and Doctolib

06/04/2021

Associations and professional unions (hereinafter “the applicants”) have asked the interim relief judge of the Conseil d’Etat (i.e the supreme administrative jurisdiction in France) to suspend the partnership between the Ministry of Health and Doctolib in the context of the vaccination campaign.

The applicants believe that the hosting of vaccination appointment data on Doctolib is risky because it is hosted by the subsidiary of an American company – Amazon Web Services – over which the American authorities could have a right of inspection.

However, in his court order of March 12, 2021[1] , the summary judge rejected this request on the grounds that (i) the data collected during vaccination appointments do not include health data on the medical reasons for eligibility for vaccination and (ii) guarantees have been taken to deal with a possible request for access by the American authorities.

In any case, UGGC Law Firm and its team specialized in personal data law and health law are at your disposal for any question you may have on this subject.

By the IP/IT team of UGGC Law Firm

Sources: Council of State


[1] Conseil d’Etat, March 12, 2021, n°450163, https://www.conseil-etat.fr/Media/actualites/documents/2021/03-mars/450163.pdf

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