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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

A "changing of the guard" at the Medical Council

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 3 2013

The term of the current medical council expired on 31 May 2013. The formation of the new council will be determined in accordance with the provisions

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy

Will Marie Fleming right-to-die case live on?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 21 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge under Irish law to the ban on assisted suicide came to an end on April 29 2013. The Supreme Court sympathised with the

Apple HealthKit - the rise of the mobile health app and its data protection implications

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
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  • December 22 2014

With the launch of iOS 8 Apple included a new developer framework called HealthKit. The premise of HealthKit is simple: an operating system wide

New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
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  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

CFI upholds Irish health insurance system

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • February 15 2008

The European Court of First Instance (CFI) has dismissed a challenge by the private insurance operator, BUPA, to the Irish health insurance system

Sick of holidays: recent rulings by the European Court of Justice and House of Lords on the Working Time Directive have implications for Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2010

In Ireland, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 links an employee’s entitlement to paid annual leave with hours worked

HIQA guidance on key performance indicators to monitor quality of healthcare

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • December 16 2010

In September 2010 the Health Information and Quality Authority ("HIQA") issued a new guidance note entitled Guidance on Developing Key Performance Indicators and Minimum Data Sets to Monitor Healthcare Quality

Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence