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View our latest publications, articles, case reviews and events.

Publications

6 April 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
2 December 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
23 November 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.

Articles

19 May 2017
Last Friday’s cyber-attack disrupted IT services across the globe and caused havoc across the NHS in the UK, with a number of Hospital Trusts affected and held to ransom. With that in mind we welcome you to this special edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief, focusing on cyber-risks in the healthcare setting.
19 May 2017
Security experts suggest personal data contained within healthcare records is worth ten times more than credit card data on the black market. The security of healthcare records is an increasing concern in Hong Kong following the introduction of the Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS) last year, discussed in our previous edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief. We discuss the relevant legal requirements in relation to data security in the healthcare setting and advise healthcare professionals as to how to comply with these laws and minimise the risks of falling victim to a cyber-attack.
16 May 2017

On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) released the draft Measures on Security Assessment relating to Export of Personal Information and Important Data (the “Draft Measures”) for public comment. The comment period ends on May 11, 2017.

Case reviews

6 April 2017
The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision where the judge had erred in his approach regarding the nature of a doctor’s duty to advise the patient. The application of the Bolam test when determining the level of information to give to a patient was no longer appropriate. Applying Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [11.03.15] the treating obstetrician should have advised the patient of the option of early induction and the increased risks associated with prolonging the pregnancy.
6 April 2017
The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal, upholding the High Court’s decision, rules that the Trial Judge had not erred in finding that a consultant neuroradiologist had been negligent. Further, the Judge had been entitled to find that the independence and objectivity of the Appellant’s expert witness had been undermined by a failure to disclose that they had previously worked together.
23 March 2017

When having an advantage might or might not mean trouble: Secretary for Justice v Chan Chi Wan Stephen & Ors FACV 11 & 18/2016 (14 March 2017)

 

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