NOVEL FOODS: LEGAL ISSUES

NOVEL FOODS: LEGAL ISSUES

By Giorgos Skampoulos, Associate LL.M The increasing globalization, the growing ethnic diversity and the gradual search for new sources of nutrients are some of the key factors that have led to the increasing international appearance of new forms of food that were previously largely unknown to human consumption. According to the EU framework, any food
ChatGPT & Legal Issues

ChatGPT & Legal Issues

By Evangelia Manika, Associate LL.B MSc. Over the last few months ChatGPT has been the main focus of interest in the technology sector but has also raised several legal concerns about its use. The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante), identifying privacy issues, has already temporarily banned the ChatGPT until its compliance with some key privacy
COOKIES WALLS / DECISION OF THE DANISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY
By Aineias Spiliotis, LL.B The Danish Data Protection Authority has recently issued two decisions on the use of so-called cookie walls on websites and in this context has also published a set of general guidelines on the use of such consent solutions. Since the beginning of 2020, when the Danish Data Protection Authority focused on
Obligation to Inform Patients
By Giorgos Skampoulos, LL.M. Associate In recent years, more and more cases, appearing in court practice, deal with the lack of prior information of the patient by the doctor, as a necessary condition for the legality of any medical act. Τhis legitimate ground of liability appears with such frequency in practice, especially in the context
Proposal for AI Liability Directive

Proposal for AI Liability Directive

By Evangelia Manika Associate, LL.B MSc In September 2022, the European Commission proposed the AI Liability Directive which aims to establish a harmonised legislative framework for dealing with consumer liability claims for damage caused by AI products and services. The AI Liability proposal applies to damage caused by any type of AI systems: both high-risk and
THE REGULATIONS OF LAW 4982/2022 ON MEDICAL CANNABIS
By Giorgos Skampoulos, Associate LL.M Following the recent law 4982/2022, the Greek legislator clarified some basic issues regarding the conditions for the legal production and marketing of products containing medical cannabis. The regulation is not particularly different from the provisions of Law No. 4139/2013, having as its justification the modernization of the legal regime for
New Product Liability Directive Proposal
By Evangelia Manika Associate, LLB. MSc.March 2023 On 28 September 2022, the European Commission published the proposal for a new directive to replace the EU Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) (PLD). In particular, it proposes to modernise the existing rules on the strict liability of manufacturers for defective products (from smart technology to pharmaceuticals). The revised
THE NEW SALES LAW

THE NEW SALES LAW

By George Skampoulos, Associate LL.MMarch 2023 On 2022, the Greek legislator reformed the sales law, as contained in articles 513 et seq. of the CC, incorporating the European Union Directives 2019/770 and 2019/ 77. The justification for the regulation was the fact that the modern economy and the rapid development of technology imposed the special
MDR/IVDR New Proposal

MDR/IVDR New Proposal

By Evangelia Manika, LL.B MSc AssociateMarch 2023 On 6 January 2023, the Commission adopted a proposal regarding the transitional provisions for certain medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices, in order to give more time to certify medical devices to mitigate the risk of shortages. The transition to the new rules has been slower than initially estimated.
DECISION 5/2022 OF THE EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION BOARD
By Giorgos Skampoulos, LL.M. Associate The dispute at the issue was initiated on the basis of a complaint submitted to the Irish Data Protection Authority by a data subject, a user of the services of the company WhatsApp Ireland Limited. The complainant argued that WhatsApp relied on a “forced consent” given by the latter to
LAW 4990/2022, Whistleblowing |Part II: Responsibilities, Data and Public Disclosures
By Aineias Spiliotis LL.B Reporting Receiving & Monitorin Officer (RRMO) RESPONSIBILITIES However, it must always be ensured that, if the RRMO performs other tasks, its independence is not affected in the performance of its duties as a RRMO and that it is not led into a conflict of interest in relation to its duties. N.T.A.
Law 4990/2022, Whistleblowing | Immediate Compliance for Corporates
By Aineias Spiliotis, LL.B On 11 November 2022, Law 4990 was published in the Official Gazette, which transposes Directive 1937/2019 of the European Parliament on the protection of persons reporting violations of EU law. SCOPE OF APPLICATION APPLIES to both the public and private sectors and its scope of application includes, inter alia, violations of

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