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GERMANY—Model consent and release from professional secrecy for the insurance industry

The Duesseldorfer Kreis, an informal association of the German data protection supervisory authorities, and the German Insurance Association (GDV) have published an official model consent and release from professional secrecy declaration for insurance companies. Such a declaration is required whenever personal health data relating to an insured person or an applicant shall be collected from third parties like hospitals and physicians, which is normally done for purposes of risk assessment or verification of liability.

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