The rapid development of informatics and broad Internet use by the majority of institutions, enterprises and individuals has led to proliferation of transferred, collected and stored data. Most of data fall within the definition of personal data and they are subject to legal protection according to international, European and national legal texts. Moreover, health data
The number of court decisions regarding violations of food labelling law has proliferated on the other side of the Atlantic, and has amazingly surpassed the number of cases regarding food safety. This can be explained by the fact that technological and scientific advancements have improved the food quality and storage conditions. On the contrary, given
In view of the upcoming application of the new rules regarding the declaration of food nutrients on food packaging, our article will focus on the current European legislation on food labelling, which was enacted in the form of Regulation in the entire EU region. When did the new Legislation on food labelling apply? Regulation No
Drones have recently attracted a lot of attention not only regarding their specific military use but also for other purposes, such as amusement, artistic, cultural etc. The use of drones in many developing countries serves humanitarian aims as these small aircrafts help carry medicine or blood to isolated areas. However, it is important to answer
On 20 September 2016, Greek Law No 4419/2016 incorporated the Directive 2014/40/EU on the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products in the Greek legal system.Besides the main points of the new Directive, which we discussed in our previous article, both the new Law and the Directive impose new rules regarding electronic cigarettes
On July 12, 2016, following a long negotiation period with the US authorities, the European Commission  presented the EU-US Privacy Shield (Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016, pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC) in order to ensure the protection of personal data transferred from Europe to the US. In this context, the European Commission published a
Cigarette packages labelled with images that can dissuade humans from smoking habit, which were distributed last summer, come as a result of a new European legislation on the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco and related products, namely the Directive 2014/40/EC. More specifically: Which products fall within the scope of the new Directive? The new
In the few past years, biosimilars have found their place in the pharmaceutical market. Having already played a significant role in European life, they continue to win market share in the EU and the international market. The constantly increasing state expenditure favor their growth as they appear to assist in the sustainability of the global
A patient’s choice whether he will undergo a particular treatment or participate in a clinical trial constitutes an expression of his autonomy and human dignity. His consent ensures respect of his personality, dignity and free will. In the health sector, consent is necessary for every intervention on the human body, while a different consent is
In one of our previous articles, we have discussed the importance of developing mHealth apps and their significant benefits to individuals. Individual developers as well as SMEs across the world are currently developing a Cambrian explosion of business activity on mobile. This in turn creates data protection issues, as the data stored and processed concerns
On May 4th 2016, the official text of  Regulation 2016/679 “on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC” (General Data Protection Regulation) has been published in the EU Official Journal. The Regulation entered into force on May 24th 2016 but it shall apply from May 25th 2018. Μedical research
The importance of pharma and medical device company compliance in order to fight corruption was thoroughly presented in one of our previous articles. Here we examine whistleblowing as corruption-fighter, aka as a practice that deals with one of the most serious social issues of our time. A whistleblower reports any illicit incidents or corrupt practices. The

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