On October 25, 2023, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a cybersecurity toolkit containing resources and information that organizations in the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector can utilize to reduce their cyber risk.

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The European Commission’s proposal to establish a European Health Data Space (“EHDS”) aims to improve access by individuals to their health data (primary use) and facilitate the re-use of health data for societal good across the European Union (secondary use).

While the draft EHDS regulation might easily get lost in an alphabet of

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., ––– U.S. –––, 2022 WL 2276808 (2022), overturning Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). In holding that the U.S. Constitution does not protect

On 16 June 2020, the “Corona-Warn-App” (“the App”) was released by the Federal German government. The tracing App, which uses Bluetooth technology, records which smartphones have come close to each other. If a user has tested positive and has shared this in the App, it will subsequently notify other users that they have been near

Scientific research has probably never played a more central, time-sensitive role in our society than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers are being pressed to produce results as quickly as possible. And processing health-related data is a key element of this research—which raises significant questions on how to reconcile privacy and public safety. News articles, LinkedIn

Governments and public health authorities around the world have been working to find a solution to the question as to how to ease lockdown restrictions which have been introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic without overburdening their health systems.

Some governments have been thinking about or have already been gradually lifting lockdown

COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe, bringing with it devastating consequences for the communities that it has touched. As well as the very real human impact of the virus, many businesses have experienced severe difficulties, as a result of the economic downturn and issues with the global supply chain. Pension schemes face their own

The UK Government introduced emergency legislation on 19 March 2020 to strengthen the UK’s response to the COVID-19 situation by way of the Coronavirus Bill (the “Bill”).

The new powers under the Bill are “temporary” (– effective for a period of two years). However, it should be noted that this period can be