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UK Information Commission issues reminder that accessing patient’s information unlawfully is an offence
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 13 2017

A warning issued from the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reminds NHS staff about the potentially serious


Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent


Healthcare, GDPR and Data: The Road Ahead
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 25 2017

One of the more noteworthy aspects of the 2016 Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”), launched


Dublin - Where the World Comes to Work DublinforEMA
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 31 2017

Ireland submitted its formal bid on 31 July 2017 for Dublin to become the future location of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) following Brexit


Privacy in mHealth Apps (Part II)
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 28 2017

Click here to subscribe to our weekly tech law updates In our recent article, Privacy in Mobile mHealth Apps (Part I), we discussed the core aim of


Clinical trial agreements: Five key concepts
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • January 24 2013

Clinical trials play a pivotal role in the development of market-safe pharmaceuticals and medical devices and, needless to say, sit within an


Preparing for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 26 2017

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. All HCOs and HCPs as data controllers and processors must comply with the new law by this date


Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence


2016 Global Data Breach Notification Guide
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Canada
  • August 1 2016

In your jurisdiction, are there legal requirements for organizations to provide notice of a breach of security for personal data or other company


The plain facts the challenges posed by the introduction of plain packaging
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • September 7 2015

Plain packaging is a regulatory proposal requiring generic packaging for all tobacco products the packaging must consist of 65 health warnings