Many Lessons Still Need to Be Learned Regarding Patient Access to Health Care Information

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a report (the Report) detailing user experience research on patient access to health data. The Report sought to examine the experiences of 17 individuals and processes of 50 health systems, with commentary from four medical record fulfillment administrators, to determine how the medical record request process can be improved for consumers. View Full Post
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Juror Impartiality: The Equivocal Juror

jury box court roomArticle I Section 22 of the Missouri Constitution holds that litigants have a right to trial by a fair and impartial jury of twelve qualified jurors. A qualified juror has been defined as one who is “in a position to enter the jury box disinterested and with an open mind, free from bias or prejudice.” Catlett v. View Full Post
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NGOs Call for France to Require Labeling and Restriction of Consumer Products

According to a July 12, 2017, press release, a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGO) wrote to the French Prime Minister and several ministers to call for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer products.  The NGOs request that three measures be taken “as a matter of urgency”: Temporarily ban titanium dioxide particles present in E171 dye until the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) working group on nano and food publishes its results.  View Full Post
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Drones and Cybersecurity Concerns

By | On the Radar | August 22, 2017
Jonathan D. Ash writes: Earlier this month, the U.S. Army discontinued the use of DJI drones due to concerns over cybersecurity.  This follows NASA and the Department of Energy who also prohibit the use of DJI drones for similar reasons.  DJI, a China-based company, is the world’s largest drone manufacturer and has a whopping 70 percent market share.  View Full Post
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Criminal Reports of Employees Might Become a Privacy “bomb”

By | Technology's Legal Edge | August 22, 2017
A decision of the Italian privacy authority on the illegal collection of data on criminal convictions of employees raised the issue on a practice that is quite common. We are running a number of privacy audit on companies that need to get compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and we can verify that the practice of collecting a police clearance report (in Italian the “casellario giudiziale“) of employees is quite common, regardless of the role to be taken by such employees, just because this is a standard practice adopted with anyone hired by the company and in absence of a regulatory obligation. View Full Post
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Good Risperdal Times, Part Three: Summary Judgment for Janssen in Philadelphia

By | Drug & Device Law | August 22, 2017
We write this in the first minutes of the eclipse, about 75 minutes from whatever “totality” will be visible here in southeastern Pennsylvania. We have our certified safety glasses at the ready, we have instructed the midday dog-walker to keep the Drug and Device Law Little Shaggy Rescues indoors (lest they unwittingly look skyward), and we have a continuous loop of the Fifth Dimension’s “Age of Aquarius” going around in our head. View Full Post
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Social Links: Federal Court Issues Seminal Opinion On Web Scraping; Obama Breaks Twitter Record; TN Court Holds State’s Subpoena Law Applies to Digital Communications

In an opinion granting a preliminary injunction preventing LinkedIn from blocking a startup’s use of information in LinkedIn profiles accessible to the entire public, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California expressed doubts that a federal anti-hacking law—the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act—prohibits the startup’s scraping of such publicly available information from a website, even if the website owner has asked for the scraping to stop. View Full Post
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