Genetic Data

"50. The EDPB points out that the possibility to anonymise genetic data remains an unresolved issue. As yet, it remains open to be demonstrated whether any combination of technical and organisational means can be effectively employed to remove genetic information from the material scope of the GDPR.

51. However, in the interests of protecting the rights and freedoms of individual data subjects, it is strongly advised that such genetic data is treated as personal data and that the processing thereof is conducted with the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the Regulation."

The European Data Protection Board (February 2021) (link to EDPB website)