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Data protection in telemedicine-legal aspects

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Recent developments in telemedicine have resulted in an increased flow of personalized medicinal data and therefore caused new in calculable risks and dangers to the right of privacy. This article discusses the particular problems of this issue: The patient's consent must be based on sufficient information about the intended data processing and data flow. Transmitting data into countries outside the European Community should prevail sufficient data protection according to the EC-Guideline. Particular attention must be paid to the regulations of the new German Multimedia Legislature.