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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


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


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


Food safety update: Parliament approves resolution on tackling obesity
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2007

The European Parliament (Parliament) recently adopted an own-initiative resolution aimed at preventing overweight, obesity and chronic diseases


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


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


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


DMF banned in consumer products
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 16 2009

The use of the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products such as couches and shoes was recently banned across the EU