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Focus on Regulation Blog

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Cross-sector code of conduct for AI - a solution with substance?

European Union, United Kingdom - May 18 2018 On 16 April 2018 the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence published a wide-ranging report on the status of artificial…

Parent company liability and human rights - new claims against mining company filed in the English courts

United Kingdom - May 14 2018 On 16 April, proceedings were issued in the English courts against Gemfields Limited, a London-based mining company, in relation to allegations of…

Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act and the new Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Bill: the UK’s answer to the Global Magnitsky Act?

United Kingdom - May 14 2018 Following the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury earlier this year, there were calls for the UK to adopt a British equivalent to the US Global…

FDA Shows that it Means Business in Stopping Stem Cell Clinics that Put Patients at Risk

USA - May 11 2018 On Wednesday, FDA announced that it filed two complaints in federal court seeking injunctions to stop marketing efforts of unapproved stem cell…

Belgian sunshine rules - Submissions required by 31 May 2018 at the latest

Belgium - May 8 2018 On 27 December 2016, the Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 concerning various health-related matters (“the Sunshine Act”) was adopted by the Belgian…

New State Department Travel Advisory Rating System, Impact on Student Travel Policies

USA - May 7 2018 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State launched a revamped travel advisory rating system that warns of unsafe travel destinations. The State…

OECD publishes issues paper on blockchain and competition law

OECD - May 4 2018 Competition law questions are increasingly raised in the public debate about the blockchain technology. While there is yet to be any investigation in…

Boost for digital health in Germany - restrictions on remote treatment could be overturned in May 2018

Germany - May 4 2018 At the next Annual General Meeting of the German Medical Association (Deutscher Ärztetag), the current restrictions on remote treatment by German…

Can environmental damage be prosecuted as a crime under international law?

Global - April 30 2018 At last week’s IBA War and Justice Conference, ICC judge Howard Morrison said that international criminal law must develop to accommodate the changing…

UK unveils reforms to give consumers a better deal

United Kingdom - April 30 2018 The UK government has published a Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets (the “Green Paper”). The Green Paper addresses the need to review the…