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Latest GM crops proposal gives more flexibility to member states
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 3 2010

The European Commision has issued a draft regulation, which, if adopted, will grant more flexibility to EU members states to decide whether to allow genetically modified organism (GMO) cultivation whithin their territory


New product liability and jurisdictional questions in e-health
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, USA
  • June 2 2015

The increasing use of e-health products and services as a diagnostic and information tool raises various issues concerning potential liability if


Cyber security rules ‘under observation’
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, USA
  • May 18 2015

A study released in May 2015 of 90 covered healthcare organisations under the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


Technology outpacing regulation
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • China, European Union, USA
  • May 18 2015

Healthcare services and products are highly regulated throughout their life cycle - from product development to market entry, distribution and


A new frontier for data privacy?
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • May 18 2015

Data privacy protection was a critical issue that emerged in a consultation on the European Commission green paper on mobile health


Commission resists calls for new regulation of nanomaterials
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • August 1 2008

The European Commission has carried out a review of current legislation in the fields of chemicals, worker protection, products and environmental protection and has concluded that risks posed by nanomaterials can be managed under the current legislative framework


European Commission publishes definition of "nanomaterial"
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 5 2011

The European Commission has published a definition of "nanomaterials" in response to a request by the European Parliament for a comprehensive, science-based definition to apply across a range of existing laws


MEPs call for stricter food radioactivity rules
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 27 2011

EU rules on permitted radioactivity levels in food are under scrutiny following the contamination of milk and vegetables by radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan


EFSA updates advice on BPA
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • September 26 2008

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a further scientific opinion concerning the elimination from the body of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), and how this relates to the risk assessment of BPA for humans


Vote on novel foods raises nanotechnology issues
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • August 2 2010

The European Parliament's environment committee recently voted that food products produced using nanotechnology should be excluded from the scope of draft legislation on the authorisation of novel foods, and barred from the EU market, until they have undergone a specific risk assessment proving them to be safe