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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

Nagoya Protocol enters into force on 12 October 2014

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, Global, New Zealand
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  • August 7 2014

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, a supplementary

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

Whose life is it anyway?

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 17 2012

If selected from the ballot of Members' Bills, Maryan Street's 'End of Life Choice Bill' will open up the morally charged issues of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia to Parliamentary debate for the third time since 1995

India’s IP Appellate Board endorses compulsory license of patented cancer drug to generic manufacturer

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, India, New Zealand
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  • January 16 2013

In March 2012 the Indian Patent Office (IPO) granted its first compulsory license to Natco Pharma, an Indian generic manufacturer, revoking the

An overview: New Zealand’s Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill

  • Baldwins
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 29 2014

The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill sets up a new regulatory regime to manage the risks associated with natural products manufactured

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

Journal 2014 July to September for overseas readers

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
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  • October 22 2014

The controversial issue of gene patenting has hit the headlines, yet again, following the recent Full Federal Court of Australia (‘FFCA’) decision

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breach of patient confidentiality

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breaching a patient's right to confidentiality by inappropriately accessing the patient's mental health records, disclosing the fact of the patient's involuntary admission to hospital to a mutual friend, and disclosing details of the admission when giving evidence in support of her partner at a Family Court guardianship hearing

Nurse's registration cancelled for dishonest and deceitful conduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 10 2012

A nurse had her registration suspended in 2011 after she was found guilty of professional misconduct for forging a prescription