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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


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


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


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


ECJ rules on liability for life-sustaining implants with elevated risk of failure
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 9 2015

According to Art. 1 of the EU Product Liability Directive (Council Directive 85374EEC) (the PLD) and the relevant national implementation


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


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


GMO update
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • September 2 2009

The EU Council of Ministers will decide in October 2009 whether or not to authorise three GM maize crops (Monsanto's MON88017 and MON89034, and Pioneer's 59122xNK603), following the Member States' failure to reach agreement


Food safety update
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 3 2010

The European Commission has launched a new Community register of nutrition and health claims on the Directorate General for 'Health and Consumers' webpages