Work is currently ongoing in EP Committees ENVI and LIBE on a joint report on the European Health Data Space
A draft report was published on 15 February 2023. The deadline for amendments was 23 March 2023. Consideration of amendments is set to start on 13 April 2023.
Recent discussions on the EHDS file in the European Parliament has been mainly focused on allowing patients to decide whether to share their data or not for secondary use. This has caused a heated debate among political groups, with EPP and Renew supporting an opt-out in opposition to an opt-in approach endorsed by the Greens and some representatives of the S&D. Should more policymakers join the call for the inclusion of an opt-in option, the negotiations in the Parliament might risk coming to an impasse.