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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

Suspension for misappropriation of medication by nurse

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for ordering prescription medication for residents at a rest home when she knew or ought to have known that the medication was not being administered to the residents, and for misappropriating codeine phosphate tablets for her own use

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

  • Henry Hughes IP
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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

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

New policy framework for Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme (blood spot cards)

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 18 2011

The Ministry of Health has developed new policy and governance arrangements for the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme to support the permanent retention of blood spot cards (Guthrie cards

Care required when extending fixed term contracts

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A nurse working as a casual employee became full time employee on a fixed term contract to cover the role of another full time employee who had taken leave

ACC to provide cover for pregnancy after failed sterilisation procedure

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 24 2012

The Supreme Court determined that the Accident Compensation Scheme does provide cover to a woman (H) who becomes pregnant after a failed sterilisation operation

Unsuccessful appeal by unregistered chiropractor

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by an unregistered chiropractor against his conviction and sentence under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

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

Nagoya Protocol enters into force on 12 October 2014

  • Henry Hughes IP
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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