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Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill: Social media firms facing hefty fines and criminal liability if they fail to meet new online safety standards

Ireland - January 13 2021 Social media companies could face multimillion-euro fines if they fail to remove harmful content under new online safety and media regulation…

Fair procedures in statutory investigations and prosecutions: Learnings arising from the case of DPP v Sean FitzPatrick

Ireland - May 31 2017 Early in 2009, following the collapse of Anglo-Irish Bank (“the Bank”) and Mr Sean FitzPatrick’s resignation as Chairman, the Office of…

Barry Fagan.

Pharmacist convicted for dispensing incorrect drug

United Kingdom - February 15 2017 In December 2016, Northern Ireland pharmacist Martin White was convicted in Antrim Magistrates Court in relation to his dispensing of the incorrect…

Gráinne O’Callaghan.

Electronic Signatures - A Means of Ensuring Business Continuity during Covid-19?

Ireland - April 7 2020 Due to the current dependence on remote working as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, both public sector bodies and private entities are seeking ways…

Aisling Ray.

Scottish Supreme Court reduces sanction for pharmacist found guilty of bringing the profession into disrepute: General Pharmaceutical Council v Habib Khan

United Kingdom - May 11 2017 This case concerns an appeal to the Scottish Supreme Court by the General Pharmaceutical Council (“the GPhC”) of a decision of a lower…

Gráinne O’Callaghan.