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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

The new health and safety regime in detail

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2014

Important detail on how the new Health and Safety at Work Act will perform in the workplace is available in the discussion document released last

New Zealand takes its second legislative step towards plain packaging for tobacco products

  • Henry Hughes
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 11 2014

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill ("the Bill"), which aims to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 to give

Dental technician who practised outside his scope of practice has registration cancelled

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 10 2012

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has cancelled the registration of a dental technician who provided and advertised services that were outside the dental technology scope of practice (including taking impressions and manufacturing dentures without a prescription) and who also practised dental technology without a current annual practising certificate

Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon

Habeas Corpus applications and mental health legislation

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

The High Court and the Court of Appeal have commented on the use of Habeas Corpus proceedings by patients detained under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

Pregnancy as a result of failed sterilisation is a personal injury for ACC purposes

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2012

A woman underwent tubal ligation surgery (a sterilisation procedure) in 2004

Implementation of special purpose: teleradiology scope of practice

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

The Medical Council's Special Purpose: Teleradiology scope of practice comes into effect on 1 November 2011

Responding to Social Crisis Incidents: police discussion paper

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 21 2010

A discussion paper entitled "Responding to Social Crisis Incidents" was released recently by the Police Tactical Options Community Reference Group

New Zealand takes its first legislative step towards plain packaging for tobacco products

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • February 12 2014

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill ("the Bill"), which aims to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 ("the